Why are you smiling?
Oh. My. God.
FFS! It was a horror meltdown on day one…
Labour and National face-off in Parliament opening over Speaker vote
National has scored a victory over Labour on the opening day of Parliament – securing a key concession after threatening to derail the election of Trevor Mallard as Speaker.
National has forced Labour to back down on its plan to have 96 select committee places. There will now be 108 places – the number National had wanted.
Bill English confirmed the deal, saying his party would also get five chair positions.
“The Government came to Parliament disorganised and took the risk of losing the vote of Speaker.
…no one on the Government’s side had even bothered to check something as basic as what the rules on absent MPs voting rights were???
What level of fuckwitedness is this?
They ended up having to give National the power to stymie every single fucking Select Committee just as they threatened they would because someone from the Government couldn’t count!!!
Tell me this is a joke, some terrible, horrible joke.
So to get bloody Trevor Mallard his blessed Speaker role the new Government just handed over to National the rod with which they will spend the next 3 years beating them with.
Un-fucking-believable level of incompetence on day one.
National might just be the greatest Opposition ever if this is the level of the governments ineptitude.