Government Chickens out on election

There was an interesting exchange in parliament which lead to a brilliant point of order by Gerry Brownlee.

John Key: Can the Prime Minister answer the question, since we are all ears and we are happy to have the discussion: when is the election date?

Rt Hon HELEN CLARK: I suspect that the Leader of the Opposition is starting to hope that the date is as far as away as possible.

Gerry Brownlee: I raise a point of order, Madam Speaker. I seek leave for the House to adjourn to proceed immediately to a general election.

Madam SPEAKER: Leave is sought; is there any objection?

The resounding chorus of objections from the government benches brought great mirth to National MP’s.