Lockwood Smith has just accused John Key of not fulfilling the role of Prime Minister by not answering the question. Holy Fuck
Fascinating battle in Parliament right now, John Key is on the ropes and getting nailed. Watch Parliament TV right now if you can. John Key can not answer if he has confidence in Rodney Hide, they are fighting to not answer the question. LOCKWOOD SMITH HAS CAVED IN. Has a Speaker ever forced a PM like this in modern NZ Political history? Smith has claimed that John Key is responsible for Rodney Hides judgement outside his direct portfolio. It is blood on the floor today, the Prime Minister could not answer that he had confidence in Rodney Hide's judgement and hid from answering it even when challenged by Smith to do so.
The Labour Party should walk out right now, the Speaker has been challenged and defied by the Prime Minister. It is unbelievable.