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Winston Peters finally pushed Speaker Lockwood Smith too far.

He was booted out of Parliament after a prolonged day of niggle.

NZ First leader Winston Peters was sent packing from Parliament today for calling National MP Gerry Brownlee an “illiterate woodwork teacher.”

It was the first time Mr Peters has been ejected by the Speaker this term – being sent from the House means he can not enter again for the day.

Not before time either.  He should be out altogether, forever.


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  • Classic Gold

  • RolandS

    Damn right too!!

  • Symgardiner

    Beautiful. Although Gerry could have gone for the same reason as well.

    • Hakim of phut

      Yes . See may  response below

      Mr SPEAKER: Order! The member  ( Brownlee) knows that that is no way to use a point of order 

  • SillivingnNZ

    Go Winnie. 

    • Markm

      Yes Winnie went.
      Unfortunately like a bad smell hell be back

  • Troy

    I posted on here yesterday that Wigston was perioiusly close to being ejected, and presto, today it happened.  It will happen more because he simply thinks he rules the roost thru his self-perceived ability to argue like a lawyer… it won’t work.

  • Phar Lap

     Well both him and Goff are the defacto leaders of the doomed Liebour Party.He leads the popgun attack on the Nats.Dormouse Shearer still thinks he is in Mogadishu where people like Goff and Peters did all the work.Imagine old Dormouse Shearer getting $250K from the taxpayer for saying or doing nothing.

    • parorchestia

      Dead right, though Goff is the Junior Leader.

  • toby_toby

    And here I thought Mallard would be the first to get kicked out.Ya win some, ya lose some.

  • Lunch was at the Green Parrot today then?

  • Chris

    Fantastic stuff.  We need to see more of this. What makes it especially good is that Winston’s right about Brownlee.

    • Boss Hogg

      The Wood Work teachers at my old school had integrity, honesty and discipline – as far as I can remember.

      Whereas Winston has no Soul left, let alone any of the above attributes.

  • jay cee

    the woodwork teachers that i remember were boring old farts who made a dry subject even drier.

    • titanuranus

      Lol, my woodwork “teacher” had BO, bad breath and half the fingers on one hand missing.I hated that class with a vengeance.

      • Ratchet

        You didn’t happen to attend a secondary school in Tauranga did you?

        I recall one of the bad apples of the class being turfed out of woodwork for handing the teacher a yellow felt pen and asking him to breathe on it because he needed brown….

        (Would have damn well worked too…)

  • Bafacu

    Way to go LS. Maybe we could get a POO process where Whinney gets banned from te House permantly

  • Good on Lockwood for having the balls to stand up to Winnie.

  • Hakim of phut

    Not so fast;

    In fact The Speaker was slapping down Brownlee  for exactly the same offense as Peters

    Hon GERRY BROWNLEE: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I thought I was very clear. If you could understand the vagaries of the Rt Hon Winston Peters’ questions, it seems to me you should have been able to— Mr SPEAKER: Order! The member knows that that is no way to use a point of order, and because he did that I invite Grant Robertson to repeat his question, for all to hear it clearly.

    The interesting bit about the original question ( from Robertson) was that Gerry is wriggling out of committing to a CoI for the Rena grounding – its well over a 100 days since it happened.

    I guess they will wait  to late on Thur before Good Friday to bury the decision on no  formal inquiry on the grounding.

    • parorchestia

      It wasn’t the same offence.  Winnie was kicked out for denigration.  Shame his suspension couldn’t be made permanent.
      In my charitable moments I believe in the wisdom of the masses, then I think of Winnie.