Radio New Zealand has reported that John Key is refusing to release the advice he claims clears Judith Collins over her conflict of interest. And is now claiming that the Cabinet rules are ” just a guideline anyway”
In the meantime Collins was a no-show in Parliament today with Chris Finlayson providing cover for her. Which is kind of funny when you consider what a big deal she makes about being tough.
The best take on it today is from Danyl who has quite insightfully noted:
Collins and her fellow Nats are a little bewildered at the suggestion that there’s something wrong about her taxpayer funded promotional visit to a company run by her husband that donated a large sum of money to the National Party, while everyone else stands around with their jaw open, stunned that the Minister of Justice could do something so stupid.
That captures John Key’s government perfectly – so full of their own sense of privilege they’re shocked, just shocked, when anyone questions their dirty little scams.