(ed:..i will post a commentary at the close of proceedings..)
Questions to Ministers
1)..DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his recent statements?
..key tells shearer cunnliffe is waiting to roll him..
seven time increase in youth on unemployment since key came to power…(ed:..damning stat..eh..?..)
..key blames labor..again/still..(ed:..i mistakenly thought key/nact would be unable to keep parroting that excuse into his/its’ second-term..i was clearly mistaken..)
2)..SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Finance: What will be the main focus of Budget 2012?
english carries on the blame-labour-riff…(and labour seem unable to answer/challenge..)
3)..Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he believe it is his responsibility, if it is his intention to sell strategic assets, to obtain the best possible price; if not, why not?
peters moans that his question is for key..and that national have flicked it to english..
..(what is key afraid of..?..)
peters has english on for his ‘it’s a guess!’ comment..
4)..HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with the comment in today’s New Zealand Herald that she is stripping away the rights of beneficiaries that she herself had as a sole parent; if not, why not?
harawira is eviscerating bennet over her hypocrisy…
..and bennet is telling outright lies about dpb-parents ..saying they get more support now than when she was on it..
(from her sensitivities/snarling-replies..bennet is obviously aware of her apostate-status…)
5)..Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he support proposals to make redundant 63 people in policy and diplomatic positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; if so, why?
goff is slow roasting mccully..
..(mccully spent $75,000 on an airforce-flight to nauru..when a commercial flight would have cost $4,000)
6)..SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for Social Development: How do the Government’s recently announced welfare reforms balance obligations with incentives?
ahern blows off bennets’ lies about 16.000 people going off benefit…under her rule..(more have gone on..)
7)..GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he stand by his statement that he is “not aware of any reason to justify a moratorium” on fracking in New Zealand?
heatley is a fracking-pimp..he won’t hear a word against it…
hughes is making a fair fist of arguing the counter-case..
..and backs it with serious documentation..
8)..MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received demonstrating New Zealand’s improved export performance?
joyce prattles on in response to a series of patsies…
9)..Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence in her Ministry?
..(mahuta dosen’t take well to being heckled well..eh..?..)
10)..ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: What response has she had to the Government’s Green Paper for Vulnerable Children?
bennet reels off planned checks..
11)..JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Corrections: Does she agree with the finding of the Chief Ombudsman that “transgender prisoners are particularly vulnerable to abuse and/or sexual assault”?
minister claims there is no widespread assault of trans-gender prisoners…
..logie wastes her last supplementary by asking a question the minister has already answered…
12)..CLARE CURRAN to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does he stand by his primary answer to Oral Question No 11 on Wednesday, 15 February 2012?
to-ing and fro-ing over emails about mcelrea..
..sumary:..another hour and a bit of zombie-politics…
..hughes did ok against heatley on fracking..
..and harawira did ok against bennet..
..nobody else impressed..
..and in case you were wondering…
..yes..national is still blaming labour for the economic mess we are in…..(and for some strange reason labour seem unwilling/unable to answer/rebut …)
tho’ as for watching any of the repeats of quesitontime today..?
..i wouldn’t bother..eh..if i was you..
..(go and do some re-grouting instead..you’ll find it more satisfying..)
..this has been a public-service announcement..