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Is Judith Collins gone?

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, August 30th, 2014 - 39 comments
Categories: Judith Collins, national, same old national - Tags:

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Twitter is abuzz with news of a John Key press conference set for 12:30 pm today and rumours that Judith Collins may be gone.  There are comments about the possible leaking of a SFO investigation.  The Herald is saying she is gone.  Stay tuned …

Update:  It is confirmed that Judith Collins has resigned as a Minister but will stand for Parliament.

39 comments on “Is Judith Collins gone? ”

  1. Pete 1

    Too little, too late from Key? We still need to look at the SIS OIA.

    • Kiwiri 1.1

      this is another take on disaster capitalism?
      call it New Zealand’s Disastrous ‘Dirty Politics’

  2. Bill 2

    I know I’m dreaming, but it would be nice, if Collin’s is gone, that instead of days of righteous outrage and “told you so’s”, if (at least on ts) the focus was to stay squarely on John Key and the entire two track strategy; his endorsement of it; part in it; and the media’s compliance with it.

    But yeah – waiting for a stream of posts and comments everywhere amounting to fuck all beyond a kind of “ya-boo sucks! Gotcha” type shit….while the slippery one slides.

    • weka 2.1

      I don’t know, Key will be doing his classic slippery shit, double time, so I expect there to be plenty of critique of that. I think the biggest distraction will be how badly the MSM handles this.

      • adam 2.1.1

        If it is true – we will see open factional warfare. Will be interesting, nasty and brutal – godless egoist verses all the other factions . The left should be smart and feed that war. Not self congratulate.

        • weka 2.1.1.1

          I agree. If this is about Adam Feeley, this isn’t left/right, it’s the right cannablising itself. Although I think it might be godless egoists cannabilising themselves too 😉

      • Tania 2.1.2

        And blamed it on the left smear

      • disturbed 2.1.3

        So far TV1 is going for the jugular. Especially Katy Bradford & Cirin Dann.

  3. those whoops of delight you can hear on the wind..

    ..are from bennet..as she ‘cracks out the good stuff’..in celebration..

  4. lurgee 4

    If she is gone, will all those who muttered that she must “have something” on Key punch themselves in the face? Please? And learn from it?

    Key has made an utter hash of this. He’s held on to a tainted minister too long, allowing her to cause massive damage to his credibility and authority; and now sacking her (or accepting her resignation, for the pedants) makes him look like a fool for extending so much leniency.

    Very clumsy handling of a crisis at a rather crucial time. Another week of bad headlines await for National.

    🙂

    • weka 4.1

      🙄

      Are we going to have to put up with your sanctimonious comments all through this or was this a one off?

      Got any evidence that Collins doesn’t have anything on Key, or even a decent theory on why that might be so? No, thought not.

    • emergency mike 4.2

      Or she’s simply accepted that she’s done for now, and taking the whole ship down with her isn’t going to help her in the long run.

  5. politikiwi 5

    I am unreasonably excited by this.

  6. dv 6

    Could be Key resigning.

    Nah

  7. blue leopard 7

    Sounds like tv3 are covering it at 12.30

    Ah tv1 is too

  8. yeshe 8

    Herald says ”

    Collins’ resignation comes after evidence emerged in the past 24 hours of her role in moves to discredit SFO boss Adam Feeley.”

    Anyone have any details about that ??

    • weka 8.1

      I was wondering that too yeshe. That would be the same Adam Feeley that now runs the Queenstown Lakes District Council, and is rolling out the neoliberal agenda from the changes to the Local Govt Act 18 months ago.

  9. weka 9

    Anyone got a link to the SFO stuff? The Herald says something emerged yesterday.

  10. consequences 10

    Gone.

  11. Travis 11

    Ding dong…….

  12. kiwigunner 12

    So what does this mean? Is it conformation of her Dirty Politics stuff (all denied by everyone on the Blue side)? Or is confirmation of that plotted against Key? Or is it confirmation that plotting against Key is more of a sackable offense than releasing the names and addresses of public servants doing their job? Or is it confirmation that Winston Peters is now mor important than a senior minister because the gap in the polls is closing? Please feel free to add to this list.

  13. yeshe 14

    so who released the new emails that have brought her down ? fascinating … more drama than the dirty House of Cards ….

  14. disturbed 15

    Collins classic “gone by lunch.”

  15. kiwigunner 16

    The email is on Stuff. What about Jared Savage at the Herald? His job must be on the line now and the Heralds credibility already low now sunk to an all time low.

  16. yeshe 17

    watching Key now .. he knows SO MUCH MORE than he is releasing. Hmmm – is that toast I can smell cooking ?

  17. weka 18

    Poll up on the Herald, Should Collins resign as an MP? (previous one was should she resign as Minister)

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11316644

  18. dv 19

    OK If she resigns as an MP

    the election occurs and lab (say) win the seat.

    Do lab get to keep it?

  19. yeshe 20

    Key’s biggest lie this morning was given away by his sucking-in tell — after he said that he only dealt with Slater on one issue.

    And Winston is nailing it to Key on TV3 …

    • blue leopard 20.1

      Yes what Winston is saying is very plausible.

      Oo! Grant Robertson is doing well too.

      And Key only managed to say ‘at the end of the day’ twice. Pretty remarkable really.

  20. Dumbrse 21

    Grant is wetting his pants with excitement.

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