22 Sep 2015

Politicians co-ordinate questions for Question Time

1:47 pm on 22 September 2015

In an unusual move, opposition parties have co-ordinated their questions to the Prime Minister for this afternoon's Question Time.

Labour Party leader Andrew Little in question time.

Labour Party leader Andrew Little in question time. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

There are four questions from Labour, and two from the Greens, all asking the same thing: "Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?"

Labour leader Andrew Little gets to ask the same question twice.

New Zealand First is also asking the Prime Minister a similar question, but clearly did not read the memo properly, as Ron Mark's question only asks if John Key stands by all his statements.

The parties agreed before questions were submitted that they would stage a co-ordinated challenge against Mr Key.

While the primary questions are identical, each MP will be focussing their supplementary questions on a different area of policy.

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