Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:23


Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Former agriculture minister and speaker of the house, David Carter, who is retiring from politics at this year’s election, has had a long running feud with another long-serving (soon to be former, post the election?) MP, Winston Peters.

Peters has held a grudge against Carter for years and even tried, unsuccessfully, to sue him at one point.

However, Carter managed to pull one final ruse over the NZ First leader when he garnered Green Party support – and the numbers in the House – for his Private Member’s Bill to repeal the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act. More commonly known as the Waka Jumping law, Peters had demanded it as part of the coalition deal.

However, Carter’s slick move sent the old war horse into a state of apoplexy and the Hound reckons that reaction alone would have sent Carter off to retirement to his Banks Peninsula farm with a huge smile.


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