There was no alternative. Either Banks could have sabotaged National’s re-election prospects or he could resign.
John Banks has done the decent thing for National and announced his resignation effective from this Friday.
No doubt the platitudes will now start. But as far as I am concerned he was someone who had disturbing views on Women, Pacifica, Maori, homosexuals and many people who contribute to the richness and diversity of our community.
Enjoy your retirement John.