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"You must stay onside with Margaret, David... She is, after all, the SPEAKER!" "But I can fix that, Helen!" Wilson blocks privileges hearing. 6 December, 2005.

Reference Number: DCDL-0000508

The cartoon depicts Prime Minister, Helen Clark reading a newspaper with a heading that reads 'Wilson blocks privileges hearing'. Behind her stands David Benson-Pope juggling tennis balls and commenting that he can fix Margaret Wilson, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The implication is that he can stuff a tennis ball in her mouth. The reference is to Margaret Wilson's blocking a privileges' hearing about the accusations made against David Benson-Pope for stuffing a tennis ball into a student's mouth when he was a teacher twenty years ago. Helen Clark is recommending that Benson-Pope be on his best behaviour with Margaret Wilson.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Digital images, related to Rt Hon Helen Elizabeth Clark, Hon Margaret Anne Wilson, Hon David Henry Benson-Pope, Thomas Scott, The Dominion Post (Newspaper), Teachers - Complaints against, Child abuse, Politicians, Tennis balls, New Zealand - Politics and government, New Zealand. Parliament - Privileges and immunities and New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives - Speakers.

Part of:
Scott, Thomas, 1947- :[Digital cartoons published from 27 July 2005 onwards in the Dominion Post. Includes a selection of digital cartoons from 2003-], Reference Number DC-Group-0025 (778 digitised items)

Extent: 1 digital cartoon(s)Jpeg image - Resolution 200 dpi; RGB (24 bit); Pixel dimensions 1120 x 880. Single art work

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