Winston Peters told Q&A he plans to stand for parliament in 2011.
Can he do it?
No party has managed to get into parliament without a sitting MP since MMP was introduced in 1996.
To do so will be expensive and he won’t be able to travel at the taxpayers’ expense as he has been able to in all the previous elections?
To do so will open him to questions over past mis-deeds which have yet to be answered.
To do so requires the support of only 5% of voters who believe what he says and don’t care about what he’s done.