I received an email that poses some very important questions.
Questions from a non-political standpoint:
As Helen Clark has now admitted, basically, to harbouring potentially corrupt activity since February there are quite obviously many matters of question and or concern. This relates to the Foreign Minister and the Prime Ministers ability to govern also.
This may include Clark’s blockading of the investigation of complex fraud with the SFO. This includes Clark’ admission of harbouring of a potential criminal as a “Prime Minister”. Is this criminal in itself from the/a “Prime Minister”?
On this basis, on 2 levels, does the following occur?
It calls into question the validity of the current government?
1. Shouldn’t there no be a vote of no confidence?
2. Shouldn’t there now be a suspension of the government pending investigation?
It calls into question the validity of any bills or legislation in process sponsored by the current Government led by a leader who admits corruption?
3. Should the Emissions Trading Scheme, given its implications and problems, not be immediately suspended pending 1 or 2 above?
Now I think that Therese Arsenau answers all of those questions completely in her interview on TVNZ. Link to Video
I was listening to the two Matts, McCarten and Hooton this morning on Radio Live and the question of confidence came up. I agree with both of them. The government must either seek confidence or call an election.
DPF also raises the confidence question. Winston Raymond Peters, 63, Member of Parliament of no fixed abode has told New Zealand he has no intention of standing down. Clark must sack him and every minute she delays weakens her position. WRP, 63, MOPONFA now also believes that there is some sort of conspiracy against him. Good grief the man needs to seriously consider putting the cap back on the bottle and seeking some help from someone other than Johnnie Walker or Jack Daniels.
If Helen Clark doesn’t seek confidence then she is a dictator fair and square. She will have assumed the powers of a dictator and/or a monarch in trying to govern without confidence. Helen Clark will have sunk to the depths of Robert Mugabe in her desperate attempts to cling to the last vestiges of power.