A Colmar Brunton survey out yesterday showed that by a two to one margin Kiwis believe Bill English has acted wrongly and his credibility has been damaged by the housing scandal. English is becoming a drag on the government. That’s not going to change while there’s still no admission of wrongdoing, no enforcement of ministerial standards by Key, and plenty of questions still to be answered – like the ones Trevor Mallard has raised at Red Alert:
I’ve got one more to add. Why did English, twice, claim that his pay-back of his year’s rorted money does not set a precedent for other ministers? It obviously does, so who was he trying to protect?
Update: The Dom raises another question – “Mr English quit as a trustee in January at least two months later than he had previously disclosed. Asked about the discrepancy, Mr English said he had been busy after the election preparing a Budget in the face of the global recession. He refused to elaborate on why he quit as a trustee”