Gillon Thinks He’s Still A Fireman
Grant Gillon must think he is still in a fireman’s smoko
room, said Act Women’s Affairs spokesman Penny
Alliance senior Whip, Grant Gillon, today made
disgusting and sexist comments in the House. The Speaker was
out of earshot when the comments were made.
“The man has
no sense of place or occasion.
“Robust debate in the House
is alright, but Mr Gillon was absolutely over the top and
“His comments were made worse by a public
gallery full of young families, who could deservedly expect
more professionalism from a Member of Parliament.
Gillon no longer deserves to keep his job as Alliance senior
Whip,” said Penny
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