There’s good reasons for returning to parliament . . .

. . . but the opportunity to deliver a valedictory speech and wanting to stick it up David Farrar and Cameron Slater  aren’t among them.

She might just take up the seat, she said. She would rather like the chance of a dignified retirement and to make a valedictory speech. . .

. . . So she says she has reasons to return: unfinished business, the salary, supporting colleagues in their first opposition election, offering institutional knowledge and support. Acting as camp mother, essentially.

Those reasons … and to “stick it up them”.

Stick it up who? Phil Goff?

“I was actually thinking of David Farrar and Cameron Slater, et al. I wasn’t thinking about my former colleagues,” she says. “I don’t think it’s a particularly worthy thing to say, but I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t.”

Having no good reasons for going to parliament hasn’t stopped people before but to Judith Tizard’s credit she’s just announced on Q&A that she will not take up the list seat vacated by Darren Hughes.

Her interview with Guyon Espiner will be on the link above later and if you missed the broadcast it is worth a look.

Her comments are definitely not a vote of confidence in Phil Goff, Andrew Little or the Labour Party hierachy.

3 Responses to There’s good reasons for returning to parliament . . .

  1. Gooner says:

    And she admitted the Labour Party are a pack of bullies.

    Which it is.

  2. Blue Barn says:

    She seemed really shaky and nervous, I felt quite sorry for her. She wasn’t all that bad, with the benefit of hindsight. Labour – the nasty party.

  3. Blue Barn, I would have to agree with you. I’m not really sure she was the best minister ever, but she seems like she has been slightly shafted.
    And Phil Goff has given really no good reason other than political expediency as to why you would overlook the next person on the list that was voted in to parliament at the last election.

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