Berserk Cullen booted out
This hasn’t happened since 1994.
A bezerk Michael Cullen
was booted out of the House today after a serious breach of
Cullen had stormed from
the House in a remarkable display of bad temper. He was
called back by Mr Speaker who sent the Sergeant of Arms to
ensure that he returned. Dr Cullen then refused to
apologise and the Speaker was forced to “name” Cullen. This
is the most severe step available to the Speaker and it has
the effect of suspending the miscreant MP from entering the
chamber, from voting and from speaking.
“This is very
serious. The last time it happened was in 1994 when Chris
Carter, Labour Party MP for Te Atatu was named in 1994.
Cullen is showing that he cannot cope with pressure. If he
cannot manage his own temper, how could he possible manage
if he was asked to manage the economy?” asked National
Annabel Young MP.
Dr Cullen, who is the MP for Dunedin
South, lives in
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