Tracy Watkins at Stuff reports:
Open hostilities have erupted between independent MP Brendan Horan and his former boss after NZ First leader Winston Peters today referred to Horan as “Jimmy Saville”.
Peters twice made reference to Horan as Saville, the late BBC presenter accused of sex crimes against children.
The first reference followed Horan attempting to table NZ First board meeting minutes which he told Parliament “point to improper use of taxpayer money”.
Peters responded: “This House should not be used in that way particularly by the Jimmy Saville of New Zealand politics.”
His second reference followed Horan attempting to table a document in Parliament linking Peters to a racehorse.
Horan was denied permission to table the document, prompting Peters to say “Jimmy Saville needs to know better than that”.
Calling your former MP a paedophile is a new low, even for Peters. His current colleagues might want to think about what he’ll call them, should he ever decide to sack them from the party also?
Any other MP who called another MP something like this, would be crucified by the media.I hope media ask Peters why he called Horan this, and does he think it is an appropriate remark to make in Parliament?