Just noticed this comment from Bill English on the topic of his housing allowance scam:
“At all times my decisions have been driven by my desire to keep my family together and provide them with as much stability as possible. It’s now clear that the system has struggled to deal with my circumstances.”
The arrogance of the man is astounding. Forget the crap about how someone on a senior minister’s salary might have to send the family back to Dipton. What gets me is that he’s caught red handed rorting the taxpayer to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars a year, and all he can bring himself to say is ‘the system failed me’.
Where I come from that’s not an apology, that’s an insult. If you’re truly sorry you man up and take some bloody personal responsibility for your actions.
Really gives an insight into English’s mindset. He’s not sorry he ripped us off, he’s just sorry he got caught.