Alf is desperately looking forward to getting out of here today – the damned debating chamber – to take refuge in the Pickwick’s Bar.
For the past hour or so MPs have been banging away about the pros and cons of Whanau Ora.
Alas a highly discomforted Alf finds himself on the side of the defenders of the programme, notwithstanding the report on it from the Office of the Auditor-General.
He has had to smile approvingly while our MPs laud the role of “navigators” in our social welfare system.
Dunno which misguided plonker took these creatures out of the transport industry and introduced them to the Whanau Ora scheme.
The navigators perhaps should be called on to explain why so much money has – dare Alf say it – failed to reach its intended goal?