Jul 31, 2008

Do You Think Winston's Language Will Reflect Well On New Zealand's International Image?

Every Embassy and intelligence agency based in Wellington will be reporting back the latest on the Winston Peters scandal to home base today, including his calling Philip Kitchin a "lying wanker". Is this the image we want for our Foreign Minister? We think not.

We revert to our earlier position. PM Clark needs to show leadership and fire Peters as Foreign Minister. If she wants to risk leaving him as Minister for Racing that is fine, but we stress the risk. We don't want Winston Peters to be the reason why Helen Clark loses the party leadership or the general election.