Tau Henare has apologised after fake outrage was manufactured by my good friend Brian Edwards amongst others.

National MP Tau Henare has apologised on Twitter for saying a Parliament cleaner should give her job to someone else if she didn’t like it.

The comment yesterday followed a tearful plea from cleaner Mareta Sinoti who spoke in front of the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee.

Ms Sinoti cleans all 130 toilets in Bowen House each night and says cleaners do their best to clean the whole building given a number of cleaners had been cut.  

Later in the day, Mr Henare told reporters: “If she doesn’t want the job she should give it to someone else”.

Last night Mr Henare took to Twitter and responded to some of the criticisms he’d received for the comment.

” […] I apologise to the lady and to all those that haven’t really got a choice in jobs. Aroha Mai. My Bad.”

Helen Kelly got stuck in not for his apology but for his poor grammar.

What is unappealing is carping unionists mouthing off about everything on Twitter.

I still fail to see why Tau apologised anyway. I really detest politicians that do not stand by their own words.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.