hide on benson-pope..long rambling ramble..speaker slaps him down..
brash to pm on economy..she diss’s him..
hide to pm on monetary policy..she jumps all over him..laughing as she goes
brash on growth..(doing his undertakers gig again) clark bats it away
clark 5 brash 0
beyer asks patsy to mahary on childcare subsidies..
hide to cullen (trying to wheedle budget details) cullen on top of his game
key has a go..whack!
donald asks re tax free threshold being lifted for poor..
dunne on tax brackets..
cullen is all over them
hide on same subject..fails
brash trys..fails miserably..
bb (backbencher,nited future) asks re poor families
clark is weak on this..and turner is scoring hits on the dawn to dusk chilcare questions..
turner again; weasal words from clark..
turner still scoring hits on clark
key to cullen on tax cuts..twice gets slamdunked
coddington on why can’t we have tax cuts like aussie..
cullen ridicules and wins again
brown asks stupid question..slam-dunked
key again; cullen again all over him
brown trys stupid question again..(is he a mashochist?) predictable result
key again..cullen dispatchs him and cracks up the house at the same time…game,set, and match..
bb patsy to goff(my eyelids are dropping..goff is banging on and on)
goff dumps on collins
goff massages united future
brown to swain (swain has got the “evil eye for interjectors gig” down pat..he halts mid-syllable and turns on the toxic glare..quite impressive..)
swain dumps on national quite successfully
bradford on raising minimum wage to $12 per hr
brown goes xenophobic
baldcock on fishing crew conditions..swain says he’s on the case..and massages baldcock in his answer..
brown (xenophobic again) yuck!
locke on supporting bus drivers (naieve question) batted away
kedgley on tv broadcasting hours (?)..(kedgley is maintaining high dress sense)
kedgley asks good question on charter and local programming..
peck on same..mahary says all is hunky-dory(aren’t we all reassured?)
aussie has 55% canada 75% etc etc..why are we 31% of local content..
kedgley is on form..on chidrens programming..
hutchison to hodgson re hospital waiting times..hodgson ducks and weaves..house in uproar..
chadwick asks patsy of hodgson re same topic
bb (?) ..hodgson snarls
ruth to hodgson..
prebble and mark point of ordering away
hodgson snarls at hutchison..(he’s got a good snarl..that hodgson)
obscure points of order , blah, blah..boy..school..see ya
performer on the day was cullen..with an honorable mention for turner of united future for her successful probing/rattling of clark….
kedgley also performed well (and gets best dressed..again..)
worst performer was key..again..by a country mile..(cullen is going to eat him in the televised debate) brown gets an honourable mention for stupid question of the day and xenophobia..and of course brash for his 5-0 caning by clark..(once again, the television debate between clark/brash, cullen/key will be notable for the background sounds of the nails being hammered into national/brashs’ electoral dreams)