A late night speech

December 13th, 2010 at 5:11 am by David Farrar

What do you do when it is 11.45 pm at night, and you suddenly find out you have to give a speech on a Customs bill. The MP for Tauranga did well in the circumstances!

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8 Responses to “A late night speech”

  1. Trevor Mallard (248 comments) says:

    A spirited contribution we thought at the time.

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  2. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Churchillian as hell.

    Dunno bout the shearing though.

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  3. Rodders (1,755 comments) says:

    Trev ;)

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  4. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    Well, I suppose it was better than Hilary Calvert’s 48 second “not my favourite thing but I’m voting for it anyway” effort, and certainly better than Jonathan Coleman reading a speech delivered two years earlier on a different Bill altogether.

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  5. mpledger (425 comments) says:

    Why are things being done under urgency and when there is noone around to effectively debate them?

    There should be a quorum for bills being passed/debated under urgency.

    The level of seriousness is really slack for a bill that is supposed to be urgent.

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  6. Grendel (1,002 comments) says:

    and much better than having mad catherine singing, right toad?

    or hell any of the crazy rattlings of the patchouli brigade in the greens section.

    if toad wants a nuttiest speech contest hes standing with the wrong crowd if he thinks hes not going to win all of them for his barking lot.

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  7. Trevor Mallard (248 comments) says:

    @Stephen – presume you meant Churchillian in way Lady Astor described – if so he was missing the Churchillian response even if he had the condition.

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  8. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    @Trevor – just agreeing with the indomitable member’s opinion of himself in this case.

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