Two strikes in as many minutes on TV3 this morning.
Strike 1. "The Prime Minister should come clean and tell the
people of Christchurch whether the world cup games are going ahead at AMI Stadium". Errrrrrrrrrr, the Government doesn't own the Rugby World Cup. It has an interest and stake in the matter and I am sure there will be advice that they will give to the International Rugby Board but the decision on Christchurch is for the IRB to make and announce once they have considered all the advice given.
Strike 2. Ruling Hone out but not Winston. "Hone's views are repugnant to me". Fair call but then to refuse to rule Winston out saying "He kept scrupulously to the terms of the agreement he had with Labour when in Government". We live and learn. So, can we assume there was a secret protocol to that agreement that allowed Winston to sell off Consular Office in return for cash donations to his Party? Ok, so Winston welshed on his undertaking to OG but pocketed the dosh anyway... about par for the course.
Strike 3 awaits.
General Debate 23 October 2016
36 minutes ago