March 13, 2014
Collins crushes National credibility
Labour MP Shane Jones says the Judith Collins affair is a sign the National Government has done its time.
Parliament held a special debate yesterday after the Justice Minister revealed more details about her contacts with Oravida, a company exporting New Zealand products to China, that her husband is a director of.
Mr Jones says by not telling the full story when questions were first raised, Ms Collins has lost the confidence of the prime minister and only matter of when and how Mr Key makes that problem go away.
"Helen Clark used to say there’s an old rule in politics, oppositions rarely win, it’s governments that lose, and basically it’s death by a thousand cuts, but this is not just a little pin prick, this is a major wound, and less about the Chinese, more that Judith thought she was above the conflict of interest register, didn’t tell the truth to John Key, and in the world of public perception, that can be fatal," he says.
Mr Jones says there are lots of other rumours are swirling around, and Labour will continue to focus on what he called Judith Collins’ strange relationship with the truth.
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