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Another day a new round of barbs between Winston Peters and Simon Bridges in parliament

Another day a new round of barbs between Winston Peters and Simon Bridges in parliament

  • published: February 13, 2019
  • views: 414

It was another day, another time digging in Simon Bridges of Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters in Parliament today, although this time the leader of the opposition came back with a scorn of himself.

The politicians debated the foreign policy of the government, especially with China, as Mr Bridges questioned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about the relationship during the first question time of 2019.

When asking a supplementary question to Jacinda Ardern, the foreign minister referred to the telephone call that Jami-Lee Ross was leaking into the media, in which Mr. Bridges was informed that two Chinese national MPs were more valuable than two Indian MPs.

"Is it true, Prime Minister, that the government has the position to treat every nation and every people honestly, politely, with equal respect and, for example, never say what a member of this house said, that two Chinese are better than two Indians?"

Mr Bridges returned shortly thereafter to a question to Mrs Ardern with a reference to a controversial joke from Mr Peters in 2014.

"Does she agree with the earlier remarks made by her Foreign Minster that two Wongs do not turn white?" Early Bridges to the premier.

The questions led to a warning for both Mr Bridges and Mr Peters from Speaker Trevor Mallard.

Today was the second day in a row that the two barbels exchanged in Parliament, while Mr Peters yesterday mocked the statement of Mr. Bridges "China " ….

Another day a new round of barbs between Winston Peters and Simon Bridges in parliament

  • published: February 13, 2019
  • views: 414

It was another day, another time digging in Simon Bridges of Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters in Parliament today, although this time the leader of the opposition came back with a scorn of himself.

The politicians debated the foreign policy of the government, especially with China, as Mr Bridges questioned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern about the relationship during the first question time of 2019.

When asking a supplementary question to Jacinda Ardern, the foreign minister referred to the telephone call that Jami-Lee Ross was leaking into the media, in which Mr. Bridges was informed that two Chinese national MPs were more valuable than two Indian MPs.

"Is it true, Prime Minister, that the government has the position to treat every nation and every people honestly, politely, with equal respect and, for example, never say what a member of this house said, that two Chinese are better than two Indians?"

Mr Bridges returned shortly thereafter to a question to Mrs Ardern with a reference to a controversial joke from Mr Peters in 2014.

"Does she agree with the earlier remarks made by her Foreign Minster that two Wongs do not turn white?" Early Bridges to the premier.

The questions led to a warning for both Mr Bridges and Mr Peters from Speaker Trevor Mallard.

Today was the second day in a row that the two barbels exchanged in Parliament, while Mr Peters yesterday mocked the statement of Mr. Bridges "China " ….