Politicians are able to hold many positions at once, but this one is a top shelf example of political hypocrisy
Trevor Mallard – the MP whose tweets against the Speaker sparked a parliamentary inquiry into the use of social media by MPs – says there should be no special rules for social media.
“In my opinion there is no difference between making a criticism on new media on Twitter, to making it to a TV camera, to making it in the House,” Mr Mallard said.
After disagreeing with a ruling Speaker David Carter had made during question time last May, Mr Mallard tweeted:
@publicaddressÂ @MatthewHootonNZ 2nd week in a row where the Speaker looked like a Mafia Don running his @NZNationalPartyÂ protection racket.
â€” Trevor Mallard (@TrevorMallard) May 13, 2014
That was just OK back then. Â But now, it’s not. Â Why? Â Read more »