The Letter thinks it is highly unlikely Judith Collins was conspiring against her chief executive. The last time a minister leaked against a Chief executive was when Helen Clark leaked to journalists to force Peter Doone to resign. But we agree with John Key that Collins had to go. She has an incurable problem. Judith Collins lacks a quality you need to be Minster of Justice and that is judgment.
I would like to see any politician stand up against a sustained 8 month attach over trivial matters like glasses of milk, a dinner that was always off the clock and the fact she’s been torn down for being a family friend of a blogger who had his emails stolen. Â There has always been but one reason for this: Â A whole conga line of politicians that visited or otherwise worked with Kim Dotcom. Â Judith Collins had to go for Kim Dotcom to get closer to his dream of a quashed extradition. Â No other MP has been under as much pressure as Collins has, essentially over very very little.
Green co leader Metiria Turei is being uncritically reported calling for Judith Collins office to be â€ślocked downâ€ť to prevent destruction of evidence. A scurrilous allegation, now typical of the Greens. The destruction of any ministerial files is an offence under the Archives Act. The media ought to know the claim is absurd. All ministerial computers are automatically backed up to a separate server under the control of government computer services. It is impossible for a ministerâ€™s office to destroy records.
The other parties are being very brave for calling for a “full” inquiry. Â Do they really want to open a Pandora’s box that isn’t able to be closed? Â Are they that cocky to think they’ll come out smelling of roses? Â If anything, it shows the ignorance of what they know is going on in their own party ranks. Â Because I can promise everyone this much: Â if there is going to be a full bloodletting, I’ll make sure it is done fairly on all sides. Read more »