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:
According to Key, he recieved the information on the Police investigation on the Tuesday. His Chief of Staff went to him and ‘came back with some information but there were a lot of questions’. They went back to Worth to get answers to these questions ‘and they came back, some on the Wednesday, some on the Thursday, right through to the Sunday’. Looks like there was something about these answers that led Key to sack Worth but he won’t say what it was.
During the press conference, Key had a few little tizzies about having to answer all these questions as the journalists gradually tease out more of the story. Sorry but he’s the PM. New Zealanders expect answers from him about the conduct of his government. He should get used to it or go back to banking.
If he refuses to be open and honest, the journalists will keeping digging and asking questions to narrow down the range of possibilities until he is forced to admit the truth.