Posts tagged Phil Heatley
This is in sharp contrast to how the last PM acted when confronted with questionable behaviour from a Minister (which was later found out to be illegal, and meant that the first Government Minister in NZ’s history was convicted of a crime relating to their office.
I actually feel sorry for Phil, as it appears to be relatively light mistakes (and I call them mistakes as opposed to wilful lying). But I also agree Minister need to be held to a higher accountability than the rest of us, so the right call ultimately. I think John Key has shown excellent leadership here. I just hope the media get the story right here. I view the resignation as positive – showing integrity. Yes, he was a bit naughty, but he accepted that and resigned. In the past all we had was cover ups, even though the behaviour was MUCH worse.
Black and White Version: Good to see some integrity back into politics.
Hat tip: Kiwiblog