Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Trouble in the Message Centre

Eric Roy (I'm pretty sure it was him) was Speaker for question time today.  He was better this time than last time, but still pretty hopeless at making ministers answer questions.
Question 10 was exceptionally bad, where Judith Collins was asked what knowledge she had of an item of expenditure and she refused to answer on the grounds it was an operational matter.  Messrs Mallard and Little pointed out that a minister's knowledge, or lack thereof, is not operational, but it was to no avail.
Shabby, Mr Roy.
Incidentally, if I were Labour I would be using Little and Mallard to question Collins at every opportunity.  The parallels with the libel proceedings make Mrs Collins look distinctly uncomfortable.

Blur - Parklife, 1994

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