.............or at least a small part of them.
Carter appears to have blinked first and decided to stay away from parliament. Of course, to use the term beloved of Labour, this is a gigantic flip flop on his part.
Only last week, he was acting just as you'd expect a petulant poofter to in proclaiming that he would be coming back to Parliament today - in direct contravention of his leader's instructions. Adolf reckons Goff probably told him that if he stuck his ugly mug anywhere near Wellington today or any other day this week he could expect a special caucus meeting to deal with a motion for expulsion.
If Goff plays his cards well he might come out of this with his reputation enhanced.
God knows, he needs to.
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