Yesterday, the Prime Minister of NZ shamefully called every Opposition MP who is calling for human rights abuses to NZ citizens at a privately run detention centre to be investigated and resolved were ‘backing rapists’. This disgusting manipulation and playing to our lesser angels by the Prime Minister saw half of the Labour Party walk out.
Today, the appalling decision to not force Key to apologise by the Speaker of the House, saw most of the female opposition MPs and some male MPs walk out.
As Female MPs stood and announced that they had been victims of sexual assault, or are advocates for victims of rape and that they were deeply offended by what Key said was humbling and brave.
Throwing them out or refusing to allow them their apology was ugly.
That’s two days of walk outs.
To allow the Prime Minister to misuse his position, to slander the Opposition, to stoop to this level of raw meat politics in our Parliament and then let him off makes a mockery of our democracy.
Andrew Little erupted at Key today…
…Key is not only defacing the role of PM, his Speaker is vandalising the debating chamber.