From Bill Ralston’s latest column on the Richard Worth scandal:
Key’s predecessor had no qualms about making ministers walk the plank if they failed to tell her everything.
Unless he wants to appear weak and risk further embarrassment to his Government, Key will have to throw the hapless Worth overboard.
Ralston’s right. Key should protect his brand and sack Worth.
It’s a particularly bad look to have repeatedly attacked the last govenment on the spurious ground of corruption while being perfectly comfortable tolerating the real thing in your own caucus.
A “bollocking” just doesn’t cut it. It’s an issue of leadership. Worth’s got to go.