Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 22/10/1999

Music - Die Fledermaus

Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday October 22, proudly sponsored by Tuariki Tobacco Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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Shortly I'm going to quote someone. I want you to do two things: absorb the facts this person is pointing out - and, guess who it is.

"Today our country is being let down with a dumbed-down media. A media which will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news. The media have convinced themselves, and then set about convincing you that Labour will win the next election. And they have done so shamelessly. We have looked into Labour's promises. But we haven't just looked at their official manifesto. We have read all their speeches and all their press releases as well. We have learnt that Labour have promised to hold 96 separate inquiries should they ever become Government and have promised to set-up no less than 158 new Ministries, Government departments and Government agencies.

"Labour have promised us:

  • 13 new ministries,
  • 27 new 'committees'
  • 7 new funds
  • 3 new trusts
  • 7 new 'schemes'
  • 35 new quangos
  • 1 new court system
  • 7 new commissioners
  • 1 new foundation
  • 2 'forums'
  • 3 new ombudsmen
  • 22 new boards
  • 22 new advisory councils
  • and 7 new 'directorates'.

    "They also want:

  • 24 new inquiries
  • 82 reviews
  • 42 investigations
  • 6 explorations
  • 1 summit
  • 4 reassessments
  • and one discussion.

    "And they have not costed any of them.The list of all the ministries that Labour are on the record as promising to set up is 13 pages long! To be fair, Labour have promised to get rid of the Health funding authority - and replace it with 22 health boards, 22 primary Health advisory Committees, 22 Hospital Management Committees, six Health Directorates and one Health funding taskforce.

    "Labour are promising 13 new ministers-above the 26 we already have. Labour want to increase the size of Cabinet by 50%. That's 13 ministers who will have Ministerial cars, Ministerial houses, Ministerial spin doctors and consultants."

    Any idea who might have said all that? Some libertarian let loose on Labour lunacies? Actually, it was Winston Peters, in a speech in Christchurch on Wednesday. Now Winston is not exactly renowned for libertarian tendencies - this after all is the man who wants conscription back - and I don't imagine he's about to propose a massive slashing of government & bureaucracy, but I was nonetheless intrigued to read this, further on in his speech:

    "Believe it or not, we actually have a Government agency called the New Zealand Pleasure Boats Advisory Board. It is their job to discuss what Government policy should be with regards to small pleasure boats less than 50 feet in length. The 6 members of the Board were paid $170,000 in fees last year (that's $28,000 each). They employ a full time researcher and paid him $50,000 per year. Last year they met four times, and it costed the tax payer $20,000 each time they met."

    I knew I had read this before. Then I remembered where. It was in Issue #36 of my own magazine, The Free Radical. Winston has obviously become quite discerning in his choice of reading material. Is there hope for the boy yet? Who knows, we might be able to wean him off the demented drones who vote for him & onto the path of freedom.

    Forgive me; I do have these occasional lapses into hysterical optimism.

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