Aug 27, 2008

Ditch Peters Or Die

This from John Armstrong

Ditch Winston Peters or hang tight and risk Labour facing massive collateral damage for keeping him on as a minister.
Those are the bleak choices confronting the Prime Minister following Owen Glenn's explosive
testimony to the privileges committee that Peters asked him for a donation towards the latter's legal challenge to the Tauranga result at the 2005 election.
Helen Clark has constantly said that the verdict on Peters would be delivered by the "court of public opinion". By that, she meant the forthcoming general election.
Such are the massive contradictions between Peters' and Glenn's versions of events, however, the court is now very much in session.