So much for Brian Connell. Having criticised his low caucus ranking and claimed that his membership in the National party was irrelevant, he has now been stripped of his portfolios and sent to the back of the caucus room. And all this before Parliament has even sat!
It's amusing, and it spells more fun for later. After all, being demoted like this (however well deserved) is a great incentive to plot and scheme for a change of leadership.