Back to the dogbox

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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It’s easy to tell the silly season is nearly upon us, because the news reports are starting to read like an obscure Latin declension: Hore, Horan, Hobbiton. As Parliament digs in for its last couple of weeks, the capital is full of people sprouting hair on the tops of their feet, rather than on the palms of their hands – which is where madness is customarily held to manifest. This is an apt backdrop for politics, with its new brace of dogboxed MPs, both in the cart for equally bizarre circumstances. David Cunliffe has been demoted for plotting a coup he and his supporters still insist ...

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