Tuesday, October 05, 2004

The Donna Awatere Huata Saga

Today arguments were heard in the supreme court about the Donna Awatere Huata case. Richard Prebble is appealing against the stupid Court of Appeal decision that Donna can not be dismissed under the Electoral Integrity Act.

The Surpeme Court has reserved its decision but Donna might want to look for some new lawyers. According to Teletext, her lawyer argued that an MP should only be removed if he or she was a lunatic, criminal or had switched their vote. Donna clearly qualifies on the second ground as far as I'm concerned.