Handbags at dawn: Mallard, Norman in Twitter spat

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Does Labour's Trevor Mallard have the quiet but forceful diplomatic skills to be Speaker?

Well, who knows. But yesterday he showed he can still dish it out on Twitter - although many would say Russel Norman got the better of this exchange, which began with the Green Pary co-leader reminding Mallard it was Labour who signed off on Novopay.

Labour and the Greens might be partners in a future MMP government, but don't look for Trevor and Russel to hold hands any time soon.

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Hilarious.

Like Sideshow Bob & his brother Cecil on the Simpsons, slapping each other about who gets the top bunk in the prison cell.

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Brilliant! Sub-head #3 jousting with head# 2 in a game of "gotcha".

There's plenty more dirty laundry to be aired. Pass the popcorn...

I hope Norman rubs Mallard's nose in the 10,000 homes a year fairytale Labour are spouting - without any details what so ever... And in return Mallard calls Norman on printing money to get out of debt and why a PhD thesis on the Alliance Party is not credentials for a tilt at finance minister. Let alone being anywhere near credibility levels to run the entire country.

The four-headed monster starts the cannibalistic feast with a few tentative nibbles...

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...wetting the apetite 4 the main course; national rump steak

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