Aug 28, 2008

Winston Peters

Peters will be fired tomorrow. Thank goodness.

Under intense pressure from senior colleagues and with internal polling showing huge damage to labour support Helen Clark has no choice but to stand Peters down.

Yes, she wants her ETS passed, but you never know Winston might not throw the toys out of the cot. The PM knows more than most about what has been going on. She still has leverage.

But tomorrow is not soon enough. Image living in a country that has a Foreign Minister under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office??? Great for our image, particularly as Brazil's Foreign Minister has hit town.