A lack of gravitas

Just been observing a classic case of lacking gravitas in the House. Normally the House would hear the views of the NZ Foreign Minister on the North Korea nuclear test with interest and respect.

But Winston couldn’t help himself. He did around ten points of order in a row trying to demand absolute silence during his answer. Instead of just ignoring a couple of quips as he was standing up, he can’t help himself (just like with the McCain interview) and he leaps in.

The more Peters objected, the more a National MP would interject and sure enough he would react again. When Peters finally got around to trying to actually say what NZ was doing, he actually started giggling in response to one interjection by (I think) Brownlee.

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