Definitionnot skilled or effectivean inept comment/remarkHe was always rather inept at sport.He was criticized for his inept handling of the situation.Dick was socially inept and uncomfortable in the presence of women.
So why do we ask this question? You'll find the answer in this video:
Oh dear. It wasn't a red-letter day for Trevor Mallard yesterday. Twice in a matter of moments he was on the receiving end of the "I" word, and to be fair to Lockwood Smith, it was a most accurate description. Mallard seemed to realise that this was not a day to trifle further with the Speaker, and was relatively quiet for the remainder of Question Time.
Ironically it was Bill English who later felt the Speaker's wrath; summarily ejected from the House for continuing to answer a question whilst Mr Speaker was on his feet; a no-no. Mallard left the House soon after, and of course was missing at the time when Heather Roy, with support from National, ambushed Labour in what will rate as one of the more memorable moments of the 49th Parliament. Labour, the game-players, were beaten at their own game.
As we blogged last night, Trevor Mallard continued to badger Eric Roy, the Chair of the Committee of the House, and was exceptionally lucky to avoid been sent from the House. Roy actually asked Mallard to leave, but Mallard raised a procedural point of order, and the moment passed.
If Trevor Mallard sits down and watches the videos of proceedings of the House and of the Committee from around 4.30pm, he would do well to reflect on his behaviour. He is Labour's Shadow Leader of the House, and as such, supposedly sets an example for other Labour MP's to follow. On the basis of what we observed early last evening, we reckon that even Trevor Mallard might concede that Lockwood Smith's description of his behaviour yesterday was absolutely correct.