Choose one: ¬†Inquiry or resignation. ¬†(It doesn’t get much more creative than that, does it?)
Andrew Little has made his first big call as the leader of the Opposition.
It’s for the head of State Services, Iain Rennie, over his handling of sexual harassment allegations against CERA boss Roger Sutton.
On Monday it was Mr Sutton in the firing line.
“I have called women ‘honey’ and ‘sweetie’ and that is wrong,” he said.
Six days later it’s his boss, Mr Rennie, in the firing line because he gave Mr Sutton the chance at a news conference to speak about his resignation following a sexual harassment inquiry.
“That is such a departure from the standards that we ought to expect from those whose job it is to maintain standards in the public service, I think now we’re entitled to conclude that Iain Rennie is unfit for the job and there’s got to be now an investigation into his fitness to hold that job,” says Mr Little.
Sorry, my mistake. ¬†An inquiry AND a resignation. ¬†How original. ¬† However, Little is right about Rennie having put himself in a very indefensible position. ¬† Read more »