There are just so many damning statements and statistics that need to be highlighted from today's parliamentary bullying report. These all show that Parliamentary staff work in a dangerous and toxic place. But one of the most revealing facts in the report is actually found in the introduction and does not arise directly out of the review – but instead comes from a recent Colmar Brunton poll of the public about Parliament.

The survey, from November last year, says that only 13 per cent of New Zealanders 'would speak highly of Parliament' and only 7 per cent 'would speak highly