DUNCAN GARNER: Jobs for the boys... and girls


They all do it – and I’ve always said Parliament is a cosy club where those in power rub the backs of their mates and those they like or owe favours to.

Sometimes it’s about giving them a job, to get them out of the way or to make way for someone else. Sometimes, some people are appointed on merit – other times – of course not.

Anyway, Winston Peters, who must be said has always been elected by the people, has come up with a list of jobs for the boys and girls under this Government. I’ve added a few more to it.

They all do it – both shades of red and blue.

But let’s look at this Government’s record, and as Winston says, this is but a small selection.

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