Hypocrisy rules (again)

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Hypocrisy rules (again)

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:00 am

You'll recall that the government is never slow to roll out retrospective legislation when it needs to protect itself and it has done so on several occasions in recent years -- lest it or its agencies be held accountable for their sins.

However, John Key seems to be exercising his rampant hypocrisy again because when it comes to the issue of the $716K spent on travel last year by *FORMER* politicians enjoying their post-employment perks, he is quoted in this NZH story as saying "Generally, retrospective legislation is not a good thing".

I think what Mr Key may have meant to say is "Retrospective legislation is not a good thing when it doesn't benefit me or my past and present colleagues"

How can someone be this arrogant and not feel ashamed of themselves?
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Re: Hypocrisy rules (again)

Postby goosemoose » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:22 pm

Note the word generally. You're spot on though. Retrospective legislation is only used to legalise illegalities done by politicians and their cronies. Illegalities that somehow got discovered or leaked. Perhaps they could change the term to "facilitation legislation". Sounds nicer and legal.
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