Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, June 16th, 2009 - 45 comments
During his time in parliament Richard Worth has cost the taxpayer well over a million dollars yet John Key won’t even be straight with the public as to why he’s gone. First Key wouldn’t tell us because he claimed he didn’t want to contaminate a police investigation, now he won’t tell us because, having resigned […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, June 9th, 2009 - 35 comments
At his post-cabinet press conference, John Key continued to determinedly fly in a death spiral over the Worth affair. The journalists asked some probing questions on the sexual offending allegations and while Key still refuses to give us the full story, more details are emerging: Key has now confirmed that he did fire Worth, it […]
Written By: - Date published: 12:19 pm, June 5th, 2009 - 27 comments
Key is describing himself as ‘piggy in the middle’ in the Worth sexual harassment affair. Says he had two conflicting stories and couldn’t choose between them. What rubbish. Key accepted Worth’s version of events. He let the matter drop. No punishment for Worth. If he had been in a dilemma on who to believe he […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 pm, June 4th, 2009 - 15 comments
Mary Wilson interviews John Key on Checkpoint. Brilliant. Sean Plunket interviews Richard Prebble and Richard Griffin on Morning Report. Grubby old men. Time for a change. UPDATE [a_y_b]: That first one’s unbelievable. Here’s the embed.
Written By: - Date published: 12:17 pm, June 4th, 2009 - 18 comments
First it was Paul Henry and Guyon Espiner. Both agree Key needs to “come clean with the country and give us more detail than he has”. Next up was Goff. Fair analysis. Didn’t gloat. One of his best appearances so far.
Written By: - Date published: 11:07 am, June 4th, 2009 - 77 comments
This just gets worse for Key. It has emerged that Worth was offering ‘jobs for favours’ for a young woman. Goff passed her allegations on to Key. According to the Dom (physical version, online is different) Key said “I investigated them and there didn’t appear any truth to them and I accepted Dr Worth’s version […]
Written By: - Date published: 4:40 pm, June 3rd, 2009 - 41 comments
From the fuzz: Police confirm that a complaint was made in Auckland two weeks ago and related to a recent alleged incident. Preliminary inquiries were made and the complaint transferred to Wellington Police for further investigation. Meanwhile, Key has revealed that he lost confidence in Worth last Tuesday but let him keep his job until […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, June 3rd, 2009 - 97 comments
How titillating. Worth has resigned and he won’t say why. ‘Personal reasons’ eh? Heard that one before. Key’s not talking either. He describes it as a ‘private reason’. Got to wonder what’s in the Tories’ heads on this one. Don’t keep a secret unless you really need to. Bad look. The public has a right […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, June 3rd, 2009 - 36 comments
Just out from the police: An allegation has been made against a sitting member of Parliament. Wellington police are conducting a preliminary investigation into this matter. UPDATE: Key has just confirmed at his press conference that Worth has quit because of a “criminal matter”.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, June 3rd, 2009 - 20 comments
Link on Stuff. UPDATE: The “personal reasons” we know about so far: He personally profited from his trip to India to discuss aviation training. He personally visited the victim of an attack involving the son of a mate of his. He’s been personally summonsed to give evidence in a defamation suit involving a gossip columnist.