When will this lad learn?
Yesterday, Speaker of The House Lockwood Smith would not swear the recently elected Te Tai Tokerau MP into parliament. And why? Because Hone-bro refused to give the correct oath of affirmation, as required by law [see the film footage...].
|Come back when you've |
learnt the rules, Bro...
As he stormed off - reading his shopping list en route - to deliver his maiden speech outside on the steps of parliament, his supporters broke into song, defying the Speaker's orders to stop.
Mr Smith said Hone-bro is welcome to come back at Parliament's next sitting day after the recess (on August 2nd.). But he said he had to throw him out, as it's illegal not to give the oath as it is defined by NZ law: "Abuse of the law cannot be celebrated."
Absolutely right, Lockwood - no need to justify your position. Those are the rules of the game. If the Cuzzie-bro wants to be in the game, he has to play by the rules...whether he regards them as "white man bullshit" or not!
PS: 15 July 2011 - Hone gets some mileage from yesterday's disrespectful 'stunt'...it's all about free publicity before the General Election, eh Bro?!
PS: 04 August 2011 - Fear not, Cuz, you're not alone. Finance Minister Bill English was kicked out yesterday too: rules are rules!