Jul 22, 2008

Key: Peters Has Not Met Standards Expected Of A Minister

We agree fully with John Key

Mr Key said Miss Clark had failed to hold Mr Peters to the standard required of a minister.
"She hasn't wanted to prosecute the issue, because if she had done so it may have left her in a difficult position when it comes to the arrangements of her Government, and this is not a prime minister who currently wants to face an election."
Some have accused National also of being soft on Mr Peters, but Mr Key said he did not agree with this.
"We had no option but to accept Mr Peters' word, even when it is completely contradicted by the email evidence.
"Now that he has made it clear he did receive a donation it is important he takes it to the next step and admits he gained from it."