New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has accused the Prime Minister of sending hundreds of text messages to the woman who complained to police about National MP Todd Barclay.
“Why did he send over 450 text messages to Glenys Dickson, many early in the morning and late at night, in the 12 months before she resigned on 7 February 2016?” Peters asked.
English declined to comment, saying the matter was one for which he had no ministerial responsibility.
“If he had no responsibility as he says, why did he send Glenys Dickson 31 text messages in the days immediately before her resignation?” Peters asked.
“Why does he say he has nothing further to add, because Glenys Dickson received 22 text messages on the 6th of February, the day before she resigned. And a further 26 text messages in the six days after she resigned. Why didn’t he add that when the media asked him what he knew about it?”
English is in this mess up to his eyeballs.
Asked if he knew the contents of the text messages, Peters said “you will have to wait, won’t you”.
What on Earth was Bill English up to? https://t.co/G1fec6rTy4
— Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) August 1, 2017