Lockwood goes Duck hunting

Trevor Mallard has raised the ire of the Speaker once too often and today came very, very close to being named as he was slung from the house.

Hon John Key: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I am sorry to interrupt the member, but the member Mr Mallard has been accusing me of being a liar, and I think that is inappropriate in this House.

Mr SPEAKER: On a couple of occasions during question time today I have heard the Hon Trevor Mallard interjecting exactly that. Offence has been taken on this occasion, and I ask the member to withdraw and apologise for it.

Hon Trevor Mallard: Before I do that, Mr Speaker, I make it clear—

Mr SPEAKER: Order!

Hon Trevor Mallard: I did not make the comment!

Mr SPEAKER: The member will leave the Chamber for the rest of the day.

Hon Trevor Mallard: For not making a comment? For goodness’ sake!

Mr SPEAKER: The member will not dispute the Speaker. [Interruption] And if he is not careful he will be named. [Interruption]

Hon Trevor Mallard withdrew from the Chamber.

Trevor is none too pleased about this development and what isn’t reported in the Hansard but was clearly audible in the footage recorded was his parting shot to the Speaker of “That is the worst decision you have ever made”.

Unfortunately for Trevor, I think he has gone just a step too far in blogging his displeasure and I am sure this will in fact breach standing orders. Just in case he decides to take the post down I have a screenshot of it should the Speaker desire to see the evidence.

Trevor Mallard sticksboth feet inHe goes further though in the comments, adding fuel to the fire. Right on cue too his lefty felchtard pals jump on the bandwagon with the cry that Speaker Smith is the worst speaker ever. They clearly are new to watching Question Time and have never experienced the farce that Margaret Wilson presided over.

Trevor just keeps on digging and digging in the comments. Not only does he still question the Speaker’s decision but he continues to call John Key a liar, either by insinuation or directly, the very thing that led to him being chucked from the house. He continues to carry on like a silly school boy thinking he has done no wrong. To then go on and suggest a no confidence motion in the Speaker because Trevor got his ass tossed out is just plain ridiculous.

Trevor Mallard opens his mouth and puts both feet inSuffice to say Trevor Mallard made the news all about him rather than the questioning of Pete Hodgson. One wonders if he is trying to raise his profile a little higher ahead of his challenge to Phil Goff’s invisible leadership.

Eventually though Labour and Goff will rue the constant questioning of the Prime Minister and his effective sacking of Richard Worth. When the full details emerge, and they will, then Labour are going to look like grubby smear merchants revelling in the muck and John Key will come out smelling of roses for keeping information that Labour desperately wants out in the public rightfully out of sight. The public will not like what they have to hear and it will be Labour and their prurient chasing of the details in order to besmirch John Key and his handling of the affair that will cop the flogging for it.

But hey, be my guest Labour, dig your own grave, keep hammering away on this. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.