The Herald reports:
To be fair, I think the absence of Winston helps also. But the House has been a far less toxic place this year.
Mr Dunne did honour Labour’s Trevor Mallard with a lifetime achievement award in bad behaviour “for services to melodrama, fisticuffs, and generally aberrant behaviour”.
When Lockwood orders him to apologise, you can actually see the supressed rage in his eyes!!
The Herald does find a few insults though:
I’d rather be called Lady Parata than a monkey I have to say – well if I was a female Parata that is!
For saying of Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee, “the notion of him and energy is a mathematical impossibility”.
For claiming another “fiddled the books” in ACC and Housing; for wishing the Speaker would use a 90-day eviction order on Trevor Mallard.
For North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams’ “madness”, for calling Trevor Mallard “the angry one”.
Isn’t truth a defence?
So worse than racism?