“I’m not going to resign” – Kate Wilkinson
It’s one of the truisms of politics that when you’re a minister and you say you’re not resigning, it’s only a matter of time until you are.
Kate Wilkinson’s behaviour has been almost universally disgraceful- the Kiwisaver debacle, her vitriol during the Shawn Tan affair, refusing the let the Fire at Will Bill go to select committee, killing the National Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee, the folate in bread debate, and her refusal to act on the report on her desk that recommends universal redundancy payments for all workers at the same time as thousands of Kiwis are losing their jobs.
Her behaviour in this latest episode has been just as bad:
Each lie just makes it worse, Kate. ‘Fess up. Admit that you have repeatedly lied to the NDU, the House, the media, and the public. Then do what ministers must do when they have lied to the people of New Zealand.
You can end your statement with a similiar sentence to the one at the top of this post. Just minus one word.