has now said he told Darren Hughes he would strip Hughes of his portfolios regardless of the outcome of the police investigation. But he didn’t do anything for two weeks, apparently because he didn’t want to prejudice the police investigation.
Could Mr Goff please explain to us what difference sacking or standing down Hughes earlier would have made to that investigation? And could he please dispel for me the suspicion that what really lies behind this delay is both Goff and Hughes hoping the investigation would be dropped and that the whole thing would disappear?
On the subject of Labour Party mugs, could someone please tell Clayton Cosgrove that railing against bureaucrats, government officials and red tape is what the blue parties do, not the red ones? The blue parties use these tactics to soften people up for deregulation and cutting the public sector. Admittedly Cosgrove is one of the bluer reds, but perhaps he might consider keeping his mouth shut for the time being*.
* Actually, forever would be fine with me.