Aaron Gilmore has given into pressure from his National “mates” and resigned.
The dirt National continued to fling at him – in a desperate bid to remove the stain from their beloved leader – eventually became too much embarrassment. The media pressure and gossip that they were spreading “would only serve to cause my loved ones more upset”. The media and National have their pound of flesh of a job well done.
You can now look forward to scrutiny of Claudette Hauiti.
Gilmore will get his final word before obscurity on Tuesday in Parliament.