Fear, surprise and ruthless efficiency?
No one expects the Spanish Inquisition ... least of all Winston Peters, the man with all the integrity of a wounded jackal, and with an ego bigger than his party vote.
As Whale Oil points out, there are some difficulties with Peters's artless comparison of the wet bus-ticket investigation in operation in Helengrad with the medieval torture of the Spanish Inquisition, most of all the absence of such crucial inquisitorial tools as the rack, the Toca, and the Garrucha -- much and all as we'd love to see the double-breasted one subjected to such indignities.
If Parliament's Privileges Committee has any resemblance to any Inquisition, it's more Monty Python that Torquemada. See what I mean?