Does Mallard have the bottle for it?

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Judith Collins has shown she has bottle, she has offered to resign if she is shown to be responsible for the leak of the Boag email. Will Trevor Mallard make the same offer if he is shown to be a liar in accusing her for the leak:

ACC Minister Judith Collins has promised to quit if she or her office is found to have leaked an email at the centre of a spat over an ACC claimant as the auditor-general launches an investigation into governance at the state insurer.

ACC hit the headlines after it was revealed that the details of more than 6000 clients were accidentally sent to claimant and former National Party activist Bronwyn Pullar.

Ms Collins became caught up in the controversy when an email sent to her and a staff member about Ms Pullar was leaked to the media.

Ms Collins has insisted the leak did not come from her office and told Parliament yesterday she would resign if that was disproven.

“Of course I would, because I have integrity,” Ms Collins said.

When was the last time a minister used plain speaking rather than weasel words. Trevor Mallard should have the trousers to likewise offer to quit, in his case parliament if his claims are proven false. He won;t make the promise because he knows he’d be packing small box of belongings and be gone by Monday.

Judith Collins has upped the credibility stakes and Trevor mallard has been found wanting.


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