Chris Finlayson’s Parliamentary Farewell

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Chris Finlayson QC’s valedictory speech to Parliament displayed his traditional, no-nonsense, witty approach to his work. 

Watch the speech here.

David Farrer’s Kiwiblog carried a distinctively sharp Finlayson response to an ungracious comment from a former MP, as follows:

A former MP sent this lovely message out of the blue to Chris Finlayson after his valedictory:

Date: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018, 19:40

To: Hon Christopher Finlayson 

Subject: farewell

And (to resort to the vernacular of your basic origins):

Fucking good riddance – rat..

The reply from Mr Finlayson was:

From: HonChristopher Finlayson

Date: Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018, 20:32
Subject: RE: farewell
Dear Mr xxxxxxx
I am very worried that a lunatic has broken into your system and is sending demented e mails in your name. I suggest you contact the Police.
Yours sincerely
Chris Finlayson

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