We’ve heard stories about the, to quote the Herald, “depth” of Heather Roy’s relationship with her former senior advisor Dr Simon Ewing-Jarvie for some time. But this isn’t Whaleoil and adults’ personal lives are their own. What’s surprising is that the Right have decided to use it against her. Check out today’s piece in the Herald:
“Concerns have emerged at the depth of ousted minister Heather Roy’s relationship with her most senior adviser”
“The Herald on Sunday observed Roy leaving Ewing-Jarvie’s home yesterday morning.
Her car, which was parked outside his house at 10.30pm on Friday, was in the same place at 7am.”
I don’t see how that can be taken as anything other than a big threat from National/ACT (from whom these “concerns” obviously “emerged”) to Roy that if she refuses to toe the line – which is, presumably, returning to Parliament, confessing her eternal love for ACT’s infallible leader, and sitting there quietly voting for government legislation like a good girl – her personal reputation and family is not off limits.
I’m no fan of Roy or her politics – and part of me is tempted to revel in the Right eating itself – but this is dirty, despicable stuff from the Government, ably assisted by a gutter rag of a newspaper.