Thursday, May 9, 2013

First Brendan Hora and now Aaron Gilmore. INDEPENDANTS!

What can I say? Is the New Zealand Parliament going to be loaded up with independant thinkers and will we see a time when Mps will  have a real say in the futrue of NZ, without the constraints of belonging to the 'party hack machinery?
Don't be silly. What we are seeing is the ramifications of two men who behaved badly and now they are wanting to pin their political futures on the mast of 'independant thinking.' Hell, if they had actually embarked in a bit of 'thinking' they would not be in this position. Both of them will disappear from the political landscape and no one will even remember them in the very near future. In the meantime they will keep their snouts in the Welle-trough' and continue to draw their salaries and enjoy the other fringe benefits of belonging to that institution we call Parliament. There has to be a better way of dealing with erant MPs, particularly the ones on the 'List.' We need to find a balance where people can speak out and not slavishly hold to the party line, but when there is a serious indiscretion, then a way to have them leave Parliament must be found. Any party can have members who fit this description.
Of course we could always hope that the two 'new friends on the outer' could see the lght and simply piss off!