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Trotters In The Trough

14 August 2002

Trotters In The Trough

“The Prime Minister may well have to call in the engineers to increase the number of Beehive oiffice suites in order to house all the Ministers, Ministers outside Cabinet and Under-Secretaries she has appointed today”, said New Zealand First Leader and Member for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“With 20 Cabinet Ministers, 6 Ministers outside Cabinet and 2 Parliamentary Under Secretaries, Helen Clark has ensured that more than half the Labour MPs are enjoying extra benefits at the taxpayers expense. It must have been a difficult exercise for her to reward all who she felt were owed favours”. said Mr Peters.

“This is a classic case where size is a disadvantage and I am confident the team of 13 New Zealand First MPs will out perform her army of Ministers on every count,” concluded Mr Peters.


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