Southerly by David Haywood

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Southerly: This Week in Parliament: 14 December 2014 - 19 December 2014

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  • David Haywood,

    Apologies for the belated appearance of this week’s political round-up. Our 88-year-old stenographer, Miss Spong, has unfortunately had personal issues that have resulted in delayed delivery of our transcriptions.

    Happily, however, Miss Spong has selflessly pulled out all the stops and tirelessly worked all weekend in her prison cell to finish the job. What a trouper.

    Best wishes for getting bailed before Christmas, Miss Spong!

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Just another Modest Proposal?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Pdogge,

    akshully at the end of the day I have to agree....

    Tauranga • Since Feb 2008 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    Papal? Surely Mr H dosent mean to associate him with such lefty ranters as Francis I?
    The Romans would have made him a god - The Divine John Key at least. Even Caesaropapism seems a bit too down market for him...

    Since Jan 2007 • 153 posts Report Reply

  • Angela Hart,

    Thanks David, your post has put a smile on my face.

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2014 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • TracyMac,

    "Fact. End of." And ring-kissing. Gold.

    Canberra, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 701 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Angela Hart,

    Thanks David, your post has put a smile on my face.

    A pleasure, Angela! Only sorry that I couldn't respond to a heartfelt request for a children's Christmas story (I did that for a couple of years on PA). You can blame Gerry Brownlee and his pals for my current (and ongoing) lack of time to devote to writing.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 1156 posts Report Reply

  • Cushla McKinney,

    Does his ascendence to papal status mean he has to refrain from textual relations with anybody, or just non-believers?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald,

    David...young fellow I presume?

    Could you PLEASE advise readers visit the little girls room before we commence....


    This is SO embarrassing.....

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1344 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Emitting the sort of screechy laughter that startles my family. Thank you.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 719 posts Report Reply

  • Euan Mason,

    LOL, thanks!

    "At the end of the day New Zealanders are much more interested in snapper than my satanic baby sacrifices,, which were not done in the Prime Minister's office because even though my office was the venue I was not performing as Prime Minister at that particular time."

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Cecelia,

    It's the Hosking-talk that got me:)

    Hibiscus Coast • Since Apr 2008 • 559 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    “It’s normal that MPs correspond with their constituents. I have email exchanges with lots of people.”

    So Mr Prime Minister, were you acting as the Primeminister when you acquired an Elephant during your visit to Sri Lanka, or where you acting as somebody else? Becouse owning an Elephant is a big responcability.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I have an overpowering urge ...

    roflnui

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Cecelia,

    It's the Hosking-talk that got me:)

    More from Hosking:

    "So what if Rome catches fire? My house is built far away enough that it's not an issue for me."

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5429 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to David Haywood,

    Shake yo money maker....

    You can blame Gerry Brownlee and his pals....

    He runs that CERA thingy doesn't he?
    Lovely bloke, he's done wonders at recovering the Earthquakes
    Why we just had a robust little 4 and a 3.6 this very evening
    They're responding nicely to all that money he throws at them....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Rosemary McDonald, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Nah, that was Gerry taking a leaf out of Mike's book and doing the ring thing.

    "Did the earf moof fer you too John...."

    Waikato, or on the road • Since Apr 2014 • 1344 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    I love you David. You are the best.

    And best wishes to Miss Spong.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Hawaii he's gone AWOL
    Ebola he's gone viral
    Calling Satanists Satanists is not PC. Devil worshipping MFers is now the preferred descriptor.
    St Francly, if he bends down too far he'll have his ring in his ear.
    Fact. End of.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1590 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    round table bleat...
    I wonder how NZ will acquit itself at
    the UN Security Council meeting today?
    Will they toe the US/UK veto line ?
    or will they be a force for change,
    and help create a Palestinian state...

    are we to be:
    the mouse that roars
    or
    the mouth that abjures?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    round table bleat…

    Happy New Year Ian. May your New Year be filled with joy. Your astute appraisal of the situation no matter the circumstance is a pleasure to behold. Love your work ,especially the early stuff, :)
    hey . Happy New Year everyone. I'm off to celebrate my birthday by going to a local party with only a dirt rd and a band and a bunch of good people. This is good. :))

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Will they toe the US/UK veto line ?
    or will they be a force for change,
    and help create a Palestinian state...

    Uh, if there's a veto that's the end of the matter. That's what veto means. Could be 14:1, but if one of the P5 exercises veto that's all she wrote. The history of the US on all matters Israel says that they'd veto anything that looked like it had a show of getting through.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Also, the results of that vote didn't go as predicted. No US veto, and an Australian "no". NZ didn't participate because we're not a member of the SC until 18:00 tonight NZDT.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

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