Collins is still calling for Speaker Trevor Mallard’s head […]
[…] Collins was scathing of Mallard, and of Ardern for her continued support of him as Speaker.
“The debate on the evening of 4 May was unedifying because of the behaviour and statements of Mr Mallard and his reaction to being question, as my MPs were not only entitled to do, but duty-bound to do,” she said.
“You have, as Leader of the Labour Party, the ability to tell Mr Mallard to put Parliament before himself, and leave office.[…]
In her letter, Collins said Prime’s contribution to the debate would have been an “embarrassment” to Ardern.
[…] “My MPs did not say that, did not imply it and would never do that.”NZ Herald
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