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Only Fools and Horses – Trevor you Plonker!

Back in the day a TV programme Only Fools and Horses enjoyed a massive following around the world.

The star of the show was “wide boy Del Trotter” who was often frustrated by his naïve younger brother Rodney and would say the line that became a rave in the UK – “Rodney you Plonker!”

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Recent events at Parliament grounds have made me reflect on those amusing episodes.

Trevor Mallard what were you thinking?

Only a fool would think setting sprinklers on good honest kiwis trying to speak to their government was a good idea.

What Trevor failed to understand is on the Parliament grounds that day were not Politicians, who at the first feel of damp would have rung their chauffeurs and gone home. No these were working class Kiwis.

You know, working class Kiwis who make things with their hands – they repair stuff – they provide service and unlike our Politicians monitoring Twitter all day – they solve problems.

I turned to my wife when the sprinkler news came through and said,” let’s see how long before the most innovative people in the world come up with a solution”

Has Trevor not heard about No. 8 wire?

Sure enough, at the first refresh of my computer page there were pictures of trenches, pipes and Kiwis looking after each other.

Trevor would not have expected this – he is a politician- he doesn’t understand the working-class: the ones who get their hands dirty.

Speaker Mallard thought it was a good idea to turn those sprinklers on. That would sort those pesky working-class Kiwis out wouldn’t it?

Trevor you Plonker!

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  1. Trevor is the Speaker of the House. Why do we, as voters and taxpayers consistently set our expectations so low? Mallard once [Edited]. He threw a punch in Parliament as well.

    On the subject of taxi drivers, there’s a Transport Agency requirement for applicants going for their taxi license to satisfy the criteria of being a “fit and proper person” to be engaged in that role – a role of trust in ferrying the public around towns, cities or anywhere in the country. Why is it that politicians can get to be in the places they are and not go through that type of assessment?

  2. If you want further proof of kiwi ingenuity check out the new plumbed in toilets the freedom village have built on molesworth street. Trevor the Plonker must be seething!


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