Break out the Tar and Feathers

Ex MPs: Hands off our perksAn association representing about 140 former MPs intends to fight any move to strip them of their travel discounts. It says removing the discounts would breach a legal contract between them and the Government. The travel allowance… [NZ Herald Politics]

Greedy Little MP PiggiesThe Greedy Little Piggies have started squealing and how appropriate that it is a former Labour party trougher leading the squeal.

I can’t believe these veteran troughers are going to gift National a chance to bash the shit out of them and lap up the huge rise in public support.

I think I might seek a tar and feather sponsor so I can award these regularly.

Graham Kelly certainly deserves the award this week.

An association representing about 140 former MPs intends to fight any move to strip them of their travel discounts.

It says removing the discounts would breach a legal contract between them and the Government.

The travel allowance entitles former MPs to up to 90 per cent in taxpayer subsidies on their international travel costs.

The president of the Association of Former Members of Parliament, Graham Kelly – a Labour MP from 1987 until 2003 – said the group would resist any efforts to end the subsidies.

Mr Kelly said the allowance, which ended in 1999, was given to MPs as part of legally binding terms of employment and was taken into account when base salary rates were set.

Fuck them. Arseholes. There is a reason they are ex-MPs. We didn’t want them anymore. To even consider that ex-MP perks are part of some sort of employment agreement and that being elected constitutes an employment agreement shows just ho out of touch these troughers have become.

I say we tar and feather the lot of them. I call on other members of the Association of Former Members of Parliament to distance themselves publicly from Graham Kelly or join th growing list of targets of The Whale for public mocking and harpooning.

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