Nov 13, 2008

Not Sure Dom Post Has This Correct

There have been Ministers outside Cabinet for many years. We thought the objection three years ago was the notion of "Minister outside Government" - specifically Minister of Foreign Affairs outside Government.

This is the start of today's Editorial in the Dom Post -

National's leadership has clearly had another about-face experience. In 2005, then deputy leader Gerry Brownlee strongly criticised Prime Minister Helen Clark for allowing the leaders of two support parties, NZ First and UnitedFuture, to be ministers outside Cabinet, The Dominion Post writes.