Thursday, 25 February 2010

Resignation, No. 1 [update 2]

So if Phil Heatley has resigned for being caught using the taxpayer as his family’s personal ATM Machine, what’s keeping Sir Double Dipton, aka Bill English, in office?

Double standards?

UPDATE 2: Richard McGrath argues the Heatley’s self-immolation means “the long wait was over for a National Party MP to act in accordance with commonly accepted principles of honesty and responsibility.”

    “Perhaps now that Mr Heatley has demonstrated a shred of decency, Bill English may wish to reconsider whether he should have at least offered to resign, after taking a thousand dollars a week from the taxpayer to fund his million dollar home in Karori - with his wife already earning a comfortable income as a doctor.”
    “The Libertarianz Party commends Mr Heatley. He has raised the bar for his cabinet colleagues. . . ”

3 comments:

  1. ZB are saying he has resigned because of now mis-classifying two bottles of wine on his expenses.

    Two points from this:

    A) No NZ minister would resign for that! There's something more to it - Johy Key has canceled all his appointments in the South Island and flown back to Wellington.

    Or:

    B) If Heatly has resigned for two bottles of wine, then what an incredible double standard that English - indeed, the rest of them - are still there.

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  2. Sean Fitzpatrick25 Feb 2010, 13:49:00

    It does seem that Heatly is falling on his own sword. We may never know the truth but if it is the case at least he is showing a modicum of honor - all the more shame on Bill English.

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