Entitlement: the first slurp from a public trough should be a family member’s privilege

September 7, 2014

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The bloody impertinence of it!

According to a report in the Herald on Sunday, the living standards of the Grumble family could be seriously eroded by plans to make it harder for politicians to hire relatives in taxpayer-funded jobs.

Dammit, we aren’t talking about incest here.

It’s nepotism. And nepotism happens to simply mean giving family members pride of place in the old boys’ network.

But it looks like some tossers want to limit the exercise of this form of favouritism, which takes blood lines into account.

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Polytech post for Crusher’s hubby is a good sign that we Nats want to keep things in the family

April 16, 2010

Keep an eye out for the next batch of Government appointments to important jobs. Or to the not-so-important ones, come to think of it.

So long as a minister does the appointing and a few bucks are dished out to the appointees for their work, Alf is interested.

He has been quietly promoting the name of Mrs Grumble among his mates in the Cabinet, urging them to give her a go on one of the boards whose memberships they control.

Sure, you can call it nepotism or jobs for the boys (and gals). But hey – what’s the point of being an MP if you can’t push your missus’s barrow and try to land a bit of extra dosh for the family.
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