Sep 11, 2008

Baubles To Stay For Another Few Days

This from Stuff

Prime Minister Helen Clark has said Winston Peters is safe in his ministerial jobs for now.
In a short statement this morning, Miss Clark said last night's privileges hearing provided "no basis for her to remove Mr Peters' ministerial warrant today".
She said advice from Labour MPs on the committee was that key issues remained unresolved in the face of conflicting evidence from billionaire Owen Glenn and Mr Peters.
Miss Clark said Mr Peters still deserved due process.
"Mr Peters' often belligerent behaviour throughout this whole affair makes him a difficult person to insist on due process for.
"Yet any reasonable person, putting aside any bias they may have towards Mr Peters would agree that it was fair to do so."

This is great news for National and ACT. Very bad for Labour.