Sack Him – NBR Poll

The NBR has run an online survey about what John Key should do about the Clown of Christchurch East, Aaron Gilmore.



NBR readers have a clear message for the John Key: show Aaron Gilmore the door. 

The Christchurch list MP has been accused of Boorish behaviour at a restaurant, then allegedly lying about it when questioned by the Prime Minister’s chief-of-staff Wayne Eagleson.

Christchurch lawyer Andrew Riches – a friend of Mr Gilmore’s who was among the dining party – says the MP threatened to have a waiter sacked by the Prime Minister’s office after he was refused another drink.

Mr Gilmore denies Mr Riches’ version of events.

Mr Key says he has no choice but to accept Mr Gilmore’s word. The Prime Minister says he will not initiate an inquiry unless a formal complaint is made. So far the waiter has stayed silent.

I’d no more accept Aaron Gilmore’s word for anything than trust a unionist to run a business.

The only problem is of course is that someone with an entitlement mentality and the hubris of Aaron Gilmore, he is unlikely to resign and leave parlimanet, instead sitting there on the back benches as an independent making a nuisance of himself, not only int he house but amongst the female staff members at parliament.

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