Fail

December 12th, 2011 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

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No matter who the Labour Party Coven selects to fight Key in 2014 – Mr Likable or Mr Ready Now, the first act of leadership would be for the new Labour Party leader to turn down the convention that see’s the Opposition stand down an MP to allow the Government to elect it’s Speaker.

They could argue that the controversial legislation that National wish to ram through should be scrutinized to the highest level and only an Opposition Speaker could ensure that level of scrutiny.

If Labour refused to pull out an MP, National would be forced to lose their majority if they selected Lockwood meaning the Maori Party would be kingmaker in any legislation meaning Asset Sales couldn’t pass.

Good God, Martyn is 15 years or so out of date. He’s still operating in an FPP world.

Since at least 1996, Parliament has operated without “pairs” and the Speaker has his or her vote cast by their party through a party vote.

Next Martyn will advise Labour to fight this new fangled decimal currency.

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25 Responses to “Fail”

  1. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Pathetic analysis from a pathetic blogger like Bradbury.

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  2. alex Masterley (1,507 comments) says:

    He thinks that he has credibility as a comentator yet makes inane comments such as this.
    What a waste of space.

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  3. George Patton (351 comments) says:

    Bradbury’s entire life has been based on a false premise. : Leave him alone!

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  4. lofty (1,305 comments) says:

    Like most readers here I wouldn’t have had a clue really on how the speaker is elected (well I might have a wee inkling)….but then I don’t write a blog, or try to pass myself off as a political expert.

    Red face eh, Bradbury?

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  5. Dave A (61 comments) says:

    That is, I must say, a breathtgaking clanger from Mr Bradbury.

    The pairs system still appplies in the Australian parliament where the Speaker has no party vote. Gillard has just done a deal where she has put the biggest trougher from the Coalition in as the Speaker, to give her one more vote in the House. The new speaker, Slippery Pete (Peter Slipper) not only has the highest expenses claims of anyone in Parliament, he likes his drink too, so it’s highly entertaining.

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  6. thedavincimode (6,606 comments) says:

    Git.

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  7. Grendel (987 comments) says:

    what a moron.

    notice the use of language though. using words like controversial policy and that they are going to ram it through. its bradburys attempt to make it sound insidious, to imply national have no mandate (which appears to be the new buzzword for the left), to imply they will sidestep procedure to do it.

    its sad, pathetic and completely dishonest, and so is the language used.

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  8. tvb (4,307 comments) says:

    There is even some flexible rules for MPs getting ill. But on very contentious legislation I assume National will have everything covered.

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  9. Megatron (187 comments) says:

    Bradbury – If New Zealand had to put together a Wanking team, here is an obvious choice for Captain.

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  10. Salacious Crumb (31 comments) says:

    I think the team fluffer would be more apt

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  11. NX (604 comments) says:

    Thank goodness. I hope Lockwood stays on because he really is a great Mr. Speaker. Plus if anyone can keep a handle on Winston – it’s Lockwood.

    As for Bradbury – FFS. What a loser. A loser banned from RNZ.

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  12. mum (17 comments) says:

    NX (577) Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Thank goodness. I hope Lockwood stays on because he really is a great Mr. Speaker. Plus if anyone can keep a handle on Winston – it’s Lockwood.

    But wouldn’t it be fun to make Winnie the Speaker – then he’d have no option but to behave – or continuously throw himself out!!!

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  13. NX (604 comments) says:

    But wouldn’t it be fun to make Winnie the Speaker – then he’d have no option but to behave – or continuously throw himself out!!!

    Actually, that’s not a bad idea. But would he accept…

    Winston is notoriously lazy – I suspect the role of Speaker of the House is demanding.

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  14. SHG (375 comments) says:

    Don’t worry, the post will be deleted soon and Bomber will deny having ever posted it.

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  15. mum (17 comments) says:

    Yes, I don’t think Winnie would have the equipment needed for the job. But it still could be funny!

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  16. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    mum (18) Says:
    December 12th, 2011 at 5:05 pm ……………………– or continuously throw himself out!!!

    If throw himself out means the same as toss himself off, he is ideal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But seriously Winston is too lazy to for the gig and too short to haul his arse up onto that big chair.

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  17. JamesS (352 comments) says:

    Like all left wingers he is 160 years out of date (isn’t that when Comrade Karl wrote Das Capital?).

    Correct me if I am wrong, but is this Bradbury character the same fellow with his own TV show with about 229 viewers?; and the one who supports Palestinian terrorists? (I was tempted to say something like “…and cheers when those palestinian terrorists kill Jews” but I do not want anymore demerit points for telling the probable truth! ha ha so I won’t); and the one who offers support to those in Afganistan seeking to kill NZ troops stationed there?; and the one who is jealous of rich pricks more successful in life (as if that is difficult) than him?

    and the one who thinks he is Orson Wells?

    Thought so.

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  18. adamsmith1922 (890 comments) says:

    Now let us not be unlind to that nice Mr Bradbury, he obviously has some cognitive problems and these coupled with his delusion that he is a respected political commentator have caused him to make a mis-statement. Alternatively yet again Bradbury reveals himself to be a plonker of the first water.

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  19. scrubone (3,090 comments) says:

    I wasn’t aware that the party vote was compulsory – just a heavily used new option.

    Not that I disagree that Bradbury isn’t over-egging the pudding with his breathless use of loaded terms.

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  20. Barnsley Bill (983 comments) says:

    Why do you keep giving the dead beat dad any oxygen?

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  21. big bruv (13,656 comments) says:

    I am really going to enjoy watching the left go into melt down over the asset sales.

    I think it is called karma.

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  22. GL (60 comments) says:

    Even if NZ still had a system where the speaker was not able to normally vote on legislation, it wouldn’t be a problem for National/ACT/UF. Why? Because in the systems where the speaker doesn’t normally get a vote, they still get to cast a tie-breaking vote. In a 60-60 parliament Lockwood would cast his vote in favour of National. So even if the law in NZ was like the law in the Aus Bomber is wrong.

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  23. NX (604 comments) says:

    IIRC – Germany is the only other country with MMP system. The German equivalent of Labour and National formed a grand coalition. If anyone needed proof that Germans are politically and culturally different to New Zealanders then that’s it. I can’t ever imagine the Nats & Labour forming a grand coalition bar some kinda global war (heaven forbid). After all NZ has had a series of natural disasters & faces global economic uncertainly yet the Nats & Labour at each others throats.

    My point being is that New Zealand operates a MMP system with an FFP mindset.

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  24. Sublime (188 comments) says:

    Oh dear.

    I wonder which “cheap, brainfart poll” he’ll try and blame it on now.

    Silly Martyn.

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  25. Rich Prick (1,645 comments) says:

    Nice to see the fool opens his loud-mouth just to confirm what we all thought of him.

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