Wednesday, 05 June 2024 13:55

A low bar!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: If the old saying that ‘political leaders are the reflection of our society’ is true, we need to have a good hard look at ourselves.

The bar seems to be set depressingly low to get into Parliament and the list of fairly average behaviour by sitting MPs is long.

Most recently we have National MP David MacLeod failing to declare $168,335 in donations – similar to former transport minister, Labour’s Michael Wood, ‘forgetting’ to sell his airport shares.

Many of the holier-than-thou Green MPs have disgraced themselves recently: Julie-Anne Genter, Darlene Tana and, of course, Golriz. The list goes on.

And let’s not forget the economic mess left behind by Grant Robertson and friends.

To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, ‘The politicians you elect are the politicians you deserve’.

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