But whilst the focus was on various party leaders preening and gloating, there were apparently some excellent speeches from less high profile members. A reader kindly e-mailed and suggested that we catch the speech by the Hon Maurice Williamson on houses and housing. Williamson is one of Parliament's better debaters, and we'd actually prefer to see him rather than Hon David Carter assume the role of Speaker of the House. That however is another debate for another day.
So here's Maurice Williamson's excellent speech, which we suspect was not warmly received in the Leader of the Opposition's office:
Labour offers much rhetoric with regard to housing, but little tangible, achieveable policy. And credit to Maurice Williamson for a factual rebuttal of Labour's affordable housing rhetoric.