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The war of Parliament’s Question Time is measured out in daily skirmishes. A proxy campaign fought by a handful of combatants, over rules as much as policy. Audio
Simon Bridges asks the same question of the PM every day. Sometimes twice. It’s not even a very specific one. So why does he do it? Audio
Parliament is a gentle place where questions are asked and answers politely heard. Yeah right. Sometimes in the House the main instrument of debate is sheer noise. Audio
Sometimes choosing a general question for that all-important primary gives the asker an advantage, sometimes it turns out to be a disadvantage. Sometimes it might just be an unintended Christmas gift.
In Parliament’s Oral Question the Opposition took a lead from the All Black’s Sam Whitelock and tried Front Loading as a tactic Audio
You ask a question. You get an answer. You’d think Question Time would be easy. But MPs constantly get it wrong, and often on purpose. The House gets a tutorial from Parliament’s quiz masters. Audio
Question Time in Parliament was cancelled for the first time in eight years today as Labour hijacked an urgent debate on special housing areas. Audio