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Peter Dunne: Former MP on pettiness in Parliament

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Fri, 13 May 2022, 8:07am
Peter Dunne. (Photo / Getty)
Peter Dunne. (Photo / Getty)

Peter Dunne: Former MP on pettiness in Parliament

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 13 May 2022, 8:07am

There has been a lot of pettiness in politics in recent weeks – with some suggesting it is a sign of a government under pressure.

Just recently we have had the situation with Mark Mitchell and Poto Williams which culminated in Mitchell not being allowed to sit at Williams’ table at Copperfield’s, the Parliament cafeteria that's considered neutral ground.

Then yesterday it was revealed National asked a question of Labour, who wrote their reply entirely in te reo Māori without a translation.

When National asked for a translation, Labour declined and Mallard said there were enough te reo Māori speakers that he could get it translated elsewhere.

Former MP Peter Dunne joined Mike Hosking to discuss.

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