Still voting

September 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

I was surprised to see a report that had voted against the Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill.

He arrived in Kabul two weeks ago.

But no it seems his resignation is timed to not occur until the end of the September.

So is it proper for the Greens to be casting a proxy vote on behalf of an MP who has left New Zealand and is now working for the UN in Kabul?

And isn’t it a fitting end to Chris’ parliamentary career that he is double dipping – being paid his parliamentary salary as well as his UN salary for a few weeks.

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18 Responses to “Still voting”

  1. Johnboy (16,980 comments) says:

    Lets hope the SAS trooper just killed in Kabul wasn’t lost helping protect the disgusting troughers useless arse.

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  2. BeaB (2,141 comments) says:

    We have highly paid bureaucrats running round checking election signs and leaflets to protect the sensitivities of the fragile voter while a trougher like this with the hide of a rhinocerus keeps on voting and pocketing taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars as unearned salary along with the quarter million tax-free salary we have been told he is earning from the UN.

    Sickening.

    The workers’ flag is truly deepest red – with embarrassment.

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  3. Elaycee (4,403 comments) says:

    johnboy says: “…helping protect the disgusting troughers useless arse…”

    There goes my coffee – over the desk, keyboard, papers, everywhere.

    Not a bad turn of phrase, Johnboy. :D

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  4. Johnboy (16,980 comments) says:

    Glad you liked it.

    It seemed……appropriate somehow! :)

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  5. Yvette (2,842 comments) says:

    One, in a haze of utter stupidity, could possibly think an honourable politician would vote on what he is informed about – but, No, I have to be wrong on several fucking levels here … Merde!

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  6. Elaycee (4,403 comments) says:

    And if there is a hint of corruption in Kabul, we can be confident that Chris will get to the bottom of it….

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  7. 3-coil (1,222 comments) says:

    One final “fuck you, suckers” gesture from Carter to the long suffering taxpayers of NZ.

    Carter is all class.

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  8. davidp (3,587 comments) says:

    Meanwhile in a government ministry in Kabul, an Afghan Minister and ex-warlord is surprised to discover a philosophy of entitlement that lets him travel the world with his partner, charge personal costs to the Afghan government, and to escape media scrutiny by hiding in a colleague’s office. “Thank goodness I met this UN bloke”, he says. But in Urdu or Pashtu or whatever Afghans speak.

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  9. davidp (3,587 comments) says:

    Is he legally resident in NZ or elsewhere? If elsewhere, then is he entitled to sit in parliament? If NZ, then do we get to tax his UN salary? The UN salary was described as being tax free, but I don’t see how that applies if he is still a legal NZ resident.

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  10. dime (10,086 comments) says:

    just sad. im sure chris didnt start out a total scumbag. wonder what pushed him over the edge?

    stoked hes gone. dont mind hes working in some shit hole for the UN. wont be happy if he gets a job with mummy in new york

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  11. Manolo (14,018 comments) says:

    We shall inform the Taliban Chrissy voted this way. Beware of the turbans. :D

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  12. Grendel (1,003 comments) says:

    Didn’t he announce that he was specifically not going to double dip? i am sure the media had a statement from him saying he was leaving early and would miss out on extra money because he did not believe in double dipping (the irony of his entire tenure in parliament escaping him).

    so either he bareface lied to NZ (again), or the greens are using his vote that they have no right to do.

    considering the honour of either group, anything is possible.

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  13. simonway (387 comments) says:

    I/S blogged this a few days ago.

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  14. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his armpits.

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  15. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    Don’t hold back bob.

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  16. dion (95 comments) says:

    A little off-topic, but I wonder what he said/did to Helen to get himself landed in Kabul?

    Surely given her position she could have found a New York trough for him if she’d really wanted to?

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  17. Paulus (2,656 comments) says:

    His UN tax free perqusite is a precurser to New York, when Helen gets round to it.

    As a NZ citizen should he not be taxed as such ? particularly as he eans his US$250,000 pa, pay plus, tax free.

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  18. mickrodge (27 comments) says:

    What a prick.

    I only hope karma unleashes a whole lot of hurt on this leech.

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