More tumble than rough

The rough & tumble of Parliament took on a whole new meaning for Paul Goldsmith last night…

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”.


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  • Guest

    Pride goeth before the fall. He won’t be half as pompous the next time he speaks.

    Did he have a long lunch before the debate?

  • Troy

    Funny to watch, and it’s great to see a bit of humour in it – at least he had a bit of a laugh about it along with those around him.