Horan vs Peters continued

May 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

The Herald reports:

Hostilities between independent MP and his former NZ First colleagues have taken up yet more of Parliament’s time as Mr Horan made allegations of bullying behaviour under protection of Parliamentary privilege this afternoon.

Mr Horan today welcomed news Speaker David Carter was following up his allegations of misuse of Parliamentary funds by NZ First, but continued his attack during Parliament’s Question Time with a series of questions directed to Labour Minister Simon Bridges about bullying which appeared to thinly veiled references to MPs from his former party.

He asked Mr Bridges whether anti-bullying guidelines for the workplace would “provide protections to ensure that a member of Parliament or Party Leader cannot bully or intimidate a Parliamentary Service employee into conducting unlawful activities, for example accessing the emails of another member without that member’s permission?”.

With NZ First Leader Winston Peters still in Auckland this afternoon, it was up to his MP Richard Prosser to run interference on Mr Horan.

However his attempts to have Mr Horan’s questions ruled out of order were knocked back by Mr Carter.

While Mr Bridges said it was difficult to answer abstract questions, “I suspect that the matter the member refers to, if it was made out, is one for Parliamentary Services”.

Mr Horan followed up by asking whether the anti-bullying guidelines “mean that an employee who made a complaint to her employee who made a complaint to her employer about abusive emails and text messages from her boss should be able to respond to that person’s public denials without fear of legal action? If not why not?”.

It will be interesting to see what further information emerges.

Tags: ,

16 Responses to “Horan vs Peters continued”

  1. davidp (3,557 comments) says:

    Peters compared Horan to a paedophile. I wouldn’t be surprised if Horan decides to spend the remainder of his time in parliament giving Peters the kicking he deserves. Peters took the record for Dirtiest Politician, and smashed it.

    Vote: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. freedom101 (481 comments) says:

    Brendan Horan is only entitled to a minuscule number of questions and supplementary questions, but political parties can transfer their entitlement to questions to other MPs. It would be interesting if Brendan Horan was fed an oversized portion of question entitlements. It’s called Utu and it’s fun to watch! Peters has deserved this for years and years.

    Vote: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. peterwn (3,213 comments) says:

    Brendan seemed lucky that he had two ‘slots’ in the same week. He would only have a question each 3 and a bit sitting weeks, and a Wednesday slot once in a blue moon. So there may not be any further movement here for a while.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. PTM (45 comments) says:

    Still enough to rattle Winston’s cage. Horan has poured sufficient fuel on the fire to put Winston on the back foot for some time and at the same time great entertainment from the bear pit.

    Vote: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. G152 (231 comments) says:

    I’d like to see tne Nats give him some of their questions.
    Peters can’t hide forever

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. burt (8,025 comments) says:

    Has a fresh supply of wet bus tickets been delivered to parliament to apply the appropriate punishment to Peters for calling Horan a kiddy-fiddler ?

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. Rich Prick (1,633 comments) says:

    It seems Horan does know where the bodies are. This should be fun to watch.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. Unity (410 comments) says:

    I think it is despicable though to label someone in such a way and do it under Parliamentary privilege. Mud sticks. It says more about Winston than it does about Brendan Horan. Winston is behaving very strangely of late. Does he have a drinking problem or is it something else?

    Vote: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. hj (6,732 comments) says:

    It seems Horan does know where the bodies are. This should be fun to watch.

    More yawning to come?

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  10. NK (1,133 comments) says:

    And like the cowardly rat he is, Winston leaves the lunatics to run the asylum while he hides in Auckland. In the intervener, NZ First manage to vote against a no confidence motion put forward by Labour, and then they had to make a special grovel to the Speaker an hour later to reverse their vote. That shows with absolute clarity the ability and capability of NZ First without Winston.

    Vote: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  11. hj (6,732 comments) says:

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2012/12/truth-out-tomorrow-youll-want-a-copy-of-this-one/

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 4 You need to be logged in to vote
  12. wally (63 comments) says:

    The Winston First MPs are a very motley crew.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  13. goldnkiwi (1,174 comments) says:

    Good on Horan for keeping his powder dry until now, he must have been thinking pot, kettle, black when Judith Collin’s was being bullied by Winston let alone others.

    Vote: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  14. Judith (8,442 comments) says:

    @ hj (5,888 comments) says:
    May 23rd, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Oh, no one wants to know about that article. They can forgive and forget anything if it means they get to have a go at someone on the opposite side of the house that is putting the wind up them.

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 2 You need to be logged in to vote
  15. Sponge (152 comments) says:

    Judith (6,162 comments) says:
    May 23rd, 2014 at 12:41 pm
    @ hj (5,888 comments) says:
    May 23rd, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Oh, no one wants to know about that article. They can forgive and forget anything if it means they get to have a go at someone on the opposite side of the house that is putting the wind up them.

    There is a hell of a difference between being a bit of a rooter and a kiddy fiddler Judith. That is why that article is irrelevant.

    Vote: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  16. Keeping Stock (10,177 comments) says:

    @ Judith – if you’re suggesting that there’s no difference between adults having consensual sex and an alleged serial paedophile using his fame to groom and molest his victims, I’d suggest your moral compass needs realigning.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.