Labour’s got its Auditor-General inquiry into Jones’ approval of Yan’s citizenship.
We’ve seen this movie before. In a year, the report will recommend better procedures but nothing more. Jone will be reinstated.
The politics is more important. Shearer’s shown he has the power to control his senior MPs and set a high standard of accountability.
When will Key match that standard and stand down Banks?
Banks is actually being investigated for serious crimes that could see him booted from Parliament. If anything, there’s more reason to stand him down than Jones.
So,when will Key do it?
Never. Key’s too weak. He doesn’t have the numbers to risk Banks going feral.