Radio NZ is playing John Key saying that, following the letter from the woman in the sexual harassment saga, he has “washed his hands” of Richard Worth. It seems likely he will move to have Worth expelled from caucus.
Good to see he chose a sensible path rather than the ‘attack the woman’ strategy the Nats’ misogynist foot soldiers (including John Armstrong, watch out for his next column) have run.
So, that’s done and dusted. Key accepts that Worth was sexually harassing this woman. It would be good if he calls off the dogs too.
Now Key just needs to tell us what stories about Worth led Key not to appoint him Speaker and answer the final question, which was the first question:
Why did he fire Richard Worth?
Update: Listening to the full piece on Checkpoint, sounds like Key won’t be moving to expel Worth from caucus at this stage but is clearly putting the pressure on Worth to resign from Parliament off his own bat.