9 May 2019

Nick Smith suspended and named

From The Panel, 4:10 pm on 9 May 2019

In a rare parliamentary move, the Speaker named and suspended National MP Nick Smith for a comment yesterday.

The dispute happened in the last question of the day in Question Time when Smith accused Mallard of being " soft on drugs, like the Government."

We speak to Law Professor Andrew Geddis about the political purpose of suspending MPs.