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Costly Lackey’s Job for a Lackey

Rt Hon Winston Peters

New Zealand First Leader

Costly Lackey’s Job for a Lackey

Prime Minister John Key is thumbing his nose at the status and importance of public office by promoting the new, inexperienced and sole ACT MP in Parliament.

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters was commenting after Mr Key announced the appointment of David Seymour as parliamentary undersecretary to the Minister of Education and the Minister for Regulatory Reform.

“This is a further abuse of our electoral system by the Prime Minister,” he said.

“The Prime Minister had no need of the ACT Party before the election or after it. After all, who wants to join up with a political corpse.

“Mr Key and the National Party promoted the Maori Party, the United Future Party and the ACT Party with comment or financial help before the election. All three will be consigned to political oblivion and, in the case of the new ACT member, Mr Key would have saved the taxpayer a fortune by just appointing for him the services of a minder.

“For all of those voters and commentators enthralled by the Prime Minister’s so-called prudent management and financial accountability today’s appointments are a mirror image of their political hypocrisy. Enough said.”


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