27 Sep 2019

National accuses Speaker of attack on democracy

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 27 September 2019

National says the Speaker's ban on political attack ads using edited parliamentary footage is an attack on democracy and a chilling attempt at censorship. Trevor Mallard has ordered these social media ads to be pulled by 5pm today, after a Labour Party Whip complained about the footage being used without MPs' permission, and being edited in a misleading way. Political reporter Yvette McCullough has more.