Prime Minister John Key has accused the Labour Party of supporting rapists, child molesters and murderers, sparking a mass walk-out of the party’s MPs amid angry scenes at Parliament.
Key lashed out during Question Time, accusing Labour of taking the side of sex offenders by backing Kiwi detainees being held in Australian detention centres such as the one at Christmas Island.
Prime Minister John Key has accused the Labour Party of “backing rapists” in an extraordinary attack in Parliament this afternoon.
That came after Labour MP Kelvin Davis shouted at Mr Key on the way into the House, accusing him of inaction in helping New Zealand detainees in Australia.
“Prime Minister, you’re gutless,” Mr Davis yelled as Mr Key walked past.
The Labour MP was pushed aside by Mr Key’s security staff.
The heated debate on New Zealanders detained on Christmas Island continued inside the House