David Carter lost control of the house

David Carter isn’t a very good Speaker. He never really wanted the job and is somewhat ham-fisted at it.

He is still miles better than both Gerry Wall and Margaret Wilson, who were perhaps the worst Speakers I’ve ever seen.

Right now though, NZ First are running a campaign to make his life a misery.

Yesterday it was Dennis O’Rourke and Winston Peters who got turfed. O’Rourke is a whingy prick and the little gimp deserved it. Winston was just picking a fight for a fight’s sake.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and one of his MPs have been ordered out of Parliament’s debating chamber.  

The row started when Denis O’Rourke was asking questions about the rail network, and Speaker David Carter told him one of his questions was too long.

Mr O’Rourke argued about that and was told to leave.

Mr Peters joined in and questioned Mr Carter about his ruling.

That was considered out of bounds, and he was ordered out as well.

They both had to stay out for the rest of question time.

Winston knows the sanction is light…out for the rest of Question Time…big deal. He still gets to make David Carter look like a prat, so he is winning.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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