As expected the bus has run over Nick Smith as events spiraled out of Michelle Boag’s ability to control the spin.

He has now resigned all his portfolios. Nick Smith just told parliament that he has resigned from all his portfolios in a personal statement before the House. He tendered his resignation and the Prime Minister has accepted it.

Nick Smith conducted himself with humility and decorum, well done Nick. Unfortunately the Opposition will still heap vitriol onto him.

It is a pity that he has had to resign when he was making such progress in Local Government reform.

I guess this was what Michelle Boag meant when she said she didn’t want to embarrass Nick Smith? Well, congratulations Michelle, you just cost a man his job.

It is Michelle Boag and Bronwyn Pullar who deserve the blame for this whole issue, not Nick Smith, unfortunately it is Nick Smith who has paid the price.

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