Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Prebble With a Cause: Theft

Prebble With a Cause: Theft

Richard Prebble's call for Trevor Mallard's head to roll causes Libertarianz leader Russell Watkins to ask: "Is it because Trevor has overseen the dumbing down of schools? No. Is it perhaps because Trevor is dragging early-childhood teachers out of their classrooms so he can forcibly re-train them? No," says Watkins, "it is neither of these things. Richard is upset that Trevor is not spending enough taxpayers' dollars on rugby!"

Watkins says that 'Dick Prebble and his Association of Compulsion Touters obviously needs a lesson in economics. "Let me remind Mr Prebble," says Watkins, "that the government has no money of its own to spend. Let me remind him that every dollar government spends must first be stolen from taxpayers by the Inland Revenue Department - stolen from taxpayers like Ian Mutton, who died of their attentions."

"I don't give a hairy rat's arse whether Richard thinks '$5 million dollars for the World Cup would have been a good use of taxpayers' money' as he said today - it is not Richard's money to spend!" thunders an outraged Watkins. "It is ours!"

Watkins note that Richard Prebble has now been in parliament most of his adult life - "in fact," says Watkins, "he has been there longer than any MP, with the single exception of taxi-cab fetishist Jonathan Hunt. Obviously living off stolen money all that time has led Richard to develop his own fetishes and weaknesses, including an inability to distinguish right from wrong."

"Don't be fooled," advises Watkins. "If you believe in freedom and individual rights then you should shun the Association of Compulsion Touters at this election. Their fingers itch far too readily at the prospect of getting them inside your pocket."

It's enough to make you vote Libertarianz - in Wellington Central, Whangarei, Tauranga, Hamilton West and New Plymouth.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news