Labour would have stripped Worth of portfolio – Goff – Internal Affairs Minister Richard Worth would have been stripped of his portfolio over the conflict of interest controversy if he had been a Labour MP, Opposition leader Phil Goff says. Dr Worth visited India and spoke in his ministerial… [NZ Herald Politics]
Oh hardy har-har, Phil Goff reckons he would have sacked Richard Worth. has he forgotten the Winston Peters side trip to Las Vegas. Phil Goff has no integrity on this matter. I’d listen more to Jim Anderton calling for his sacking that the temporary leader of the opposition.
Now personally I would sack Richard Worth anyway. But not for his supposed conflict of interest. More for his embarrassment of his leader and for giving the impression of impropiety.
I would also sack Richard Worth because given his answers in the house today it is apparent that he was facilitated thru Immigration and Customs in New Zealand by MinServices which is hardly the actions of someone travelling on his own ticket. This is exactly why I called repeatedly for Winston to be sacked.
I have seen cabinet ministers of National and Labour governments that were travelling on their own ticket queue like the rest of us…it is clear that Richard Worth did no such thing. It matters not a jot that Worth paid for his fare himself, it is appearances that matter and from all the information coming to light it would seem that appearances are very different from mr Worth’s version of events.
That in my book is enough to sack him.