After catch up with the Clayton Cosgrove donations scandal that unfolded over the weekend, I checked the my archives to see what Labour Leader David Shearer had said about real or perceived conflicts of interest in the Nick Smith case.
Smith wrote a reference for an “old friend” and resigned.
Cosgrove wrote a LAW that would benefit an old friend and significant donor, then pushed strongly to get it through. Cosgrove is on Shearer’s front bench and defending his actions.
Shearer’s been a strident critic of supposed conflicts of interest. It’s time for him to demonstrate some consistent leadership for a change.