From: pfb <[email protected]> [Paul Foster-Bell]
Date: 16 January 2017 6:04:27 PM NZDT
To: John xxxxx <[email protected]>
Cc: “B English (MIN)” <[email protected]>, Maureen <[email protected]>, Logan Morton <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: Resolution 2334 and other National Government Political concerns.
To respond to your questions:
1 Were you advised or aware beforehand of the Resolution 2334 proposal in the Caucus, or personally?
2 Do you know whether the full Cabinet were apprised beforehand with consensual agreement politically to New Zealand co-sponsoring this Resolution in the UN?
No. Backbench MPs are not privy to Cabinet discussions.
3 Do you think the real reason for (ex) Prime Minister, John Key’s, unexpected & precipitate retirement was because – as a Jew – he wisely could not be seen, nor did he wish to be associated, whilst Prime Minister with the draft UN Resolution proposal?
No. I believe John Key was completely frank in his reason for retiring at this point is because, as he said, he could not commit to a full term beyond the next election. Read more »