Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

MP Labels Own Party Members Weasels

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

MP Labels Own Party Members Weasels

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Byline: Chris Calcino Chris.Calcino@apn.com.au

A NSW Liberal MP has slammed the "careerist weasels" in his own party who told Premier Mike Baird his now-abandoned greyhound ban was a good idea.

Dr Peter Phelps told the upper house he was indulging in a "gratuitous post-try celebration" after his outspoken opposition to the ban was vindicated.

He was most critical of "sycophants" on the Liberal backbench who put their aspirations of power ahead of good policy.

"No, the real problems in this case are the careerist weasels - the spineless blancmanges who, knowing this was a bad decision, comforted the Premier that this was the right choice, and sought to defend it publicly, because they believe that the fast-track to ministerial preferment is to be a bobble-headed appeaser of Executive diktat," Mr Phelps told parliament.

"I say to the Premier: You cannot only rely on people who will only tell you that you are right, unless, of course, you are always only right. …

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