The rough & tumble of Parliament took on a whole new meaning for Paul Goldsmith last night…
MP ‘CARRIED AWAY’ DURING SPEECH
National’s Paul Goldsmith is best known for “taking a fall” in Epsom, allowing ACT’s John Banks to win the seat.
Yesterday he narrowly avoided a replay. In mid-speech on Greens co-leader Russel Norman’s foreign investment bill, the earnest Mr Goldsmith suddenly exited stage right into the aisle beside his seat.
Returning to shot on Parliament’s TV feed, he apologised for “getting carried away”, but Deputy Speaker Lindsay Tisch soon ruled him out of time, saying he should not have “fallen off his perch”.