Over at Red Alert, Trevor Mallard has posted a form that all MPs wanting an out-of-town allowance must fill out. It asks MPs to list their residential address, and asks “Is this residence the place you would normally go to when you are not on parliamentary business?’
If Bill English put down his Dipton farm and ticked “Yes”, he is in serious trouble.
As John A pointed out yesterday, English has not only been living in Wellington for yonks, he even told the companies office he lives in Karori. So if English put down Dipton on his Parliamentary form and said it was his ordinary residence, it suggests he has lied for his own monetary gain.
I’m not sure about the legal ramifications of that, but politically it’s suicide. The onus is now on English to release his form if he wants to clear his name.