Richard Prebble gave an amazing and emotional valedictory speech at 5 pm today.
His stories of stealing furniture from Ministers as backbenchers in 1975 had everyone in hysterics.
His tribute to the genius of David Lange was especially touching, with Lange’s current illness.
And talking about the death of Bill Prebble after the battle of Crete was incredibly moving.
The NZ Herald has the full text of his speech up. It will go down as one of the great valedictories, as seen by the extended standing ovation he got from the packed public gallery.
The gallery, and the function at ACT afterwards, had almost every prominent ‘rightist’ in attendance. I joked that one bomb could have set the right back a generation
Was a nice opportunity to catch up with many old friends, and be part of a proper farewell to a great MP.No tag for this post.