It now appears that Judith Collins would have to commit murder to be relieved of her ministerial warrants – or perhaps not.
I was reading George Monbiot’s latest column – about how Britain is becoming the land of impunity – and saw too many parallels.
After I’d got over the initial desperation to keep G4S away from our prisons, the stories of unfireable ministers and attacks on the poor while fat cats get pensioned off on millions for their mistakes seemed familiar. They’re trying it here too.
We may not be as far down the road, as we currently only have one minister too big to fail (2 if you consider Bill English should have been fired years ago for his dodgy expenses…), but there are other questions.
Will the Police Commissioner Mike Bush front for the police and hold someone to account for compromising Police independence, by allowing Maurice Williamson to cause an enquiry into whether a rich man should be charged?
How can National MPs like David Carter have bought significant interests in Mighty River Power and Meridian that he as a National MP was causing to be sold, without it being considered a fatal conflict of interest? (and how many others bought shares?)
What does Judith Collins have to do before she can be sacked?