The Herald is now reporting that John Key won’t sack Richard Worth, despite new information coming to light that an associated company to WSD Global (in which Worth was director while a Minister) was investigated by the Serious Fraud Office:
Mr Key said today he had spoken to Dr Worth on Saturday.
“I believe he does understand my expectations of him…and I am assured by him that he is meeting those expectations,” Mr Key said.
Questioned about the SFO inquiry, Mr Key told reporters: “There’s some need for caution around that before jumping to conclusions.”
I just can’t understand why won’t Key sack Worth for his incredibily bad judgement. Why won’t he follow Bill Ralston’s advice? Why not show some strength, and some backbone, rather than letting a lame Minister with poor judgement reflect badly on him?
Key’s own credibility and judgement are at stake here. Why do you think he’s holding on?