Tuesday, September 12, 2006

On their best behavior

Watching Question Time today, the two major parties seem to be on their very best behaviour. No interjections during questions or answers, no frivolous points of order, no chanting, hooting, shouting, or screaming. Either the police gave the Speaker, rather than Helen Clark, a taser, or she has banged a few heads together and pointed out the consequences of continued bad behaviour. Regardless, its good to see. Question Time had become completely unmanageable, to the extent that it was being compared unfavourably with the Parliament of Weimar Germany. Now that the major parties have drawn back from the brink, possibly we'll be able to see Parliament function again.


Now, all we need is get Ministers to get in the habit of fronting question s and more or less taking the whole process seriously. But baby steps lead to great strides, I guess. :)

Posted by Anonymous : 9/12/2006 04:00:00 PM