An explosive political exclusive from The Spinoff.
Act was set to block a unified parliamentary message condemning Iranian authorities for their brutal response to women’s rights protests, with party leader David Seymour saying on Wednesday that he wouldn’t vote for the motion unless Green MP Golriz Ghahraman apologised for interrupting him during a speech in the House.
On Thursday, minister of foreign affairs Nanaia Mahuta took over the motion after Seymour indicated he would support it under any other MP’s name but Ghahraman. Act MPs have recently criticised the government’s silence in condemning the actions of Iranian authorities. Seymour said it was a great outcome and hoped it would teach Ghahraman to “treat the people next door with a bit of dignity”.
Today, The Spinoff has come across exclusive information explaining the reasoning behind Seymour’s stand. It is listed in full below:
The lady was rude to me.
Wah wah wah, wah wah.
Wah wah wah wah? Wah?
Wah wah wah.