Cronywatch: Fat Tony scores a job in Christchurch despite living in Hawke’s Bay

The crony jobs are flowing for Labour people. Mike “Fat Tony” Williams is the latest to score a crony job:

Three new trustees have been appointed to the Christ Church Cathedral fundraising trust.

Jenny May, Jo Scott and Mike Williams have joined chairman Peter Guthrey, Te Maire Tau, Sarah Sinclair, Ian Lochhead and Tim Carter on the Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement Trust, which held its first meeting last week.

The trust is overseeing the restoration of the derelict earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral.

I can understand the other two as they live and work in Christchurch. But, Mike WIlliams, effective though he is, cannot be considered anything other than a crony appointment.

Labour constantly railed against crony appointments when in opposition, but they are gold-medal hypocrites and do the same anyway.

I think this Cronywatch column is going to be a weekly occurrence.



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