Resignation of ministerial portfolios - Dyson
31 October 2000 Media Statement
Resignation of ministerial
Last night, when driving home, I was stopped
by the police and failed a breath alcohol test.
recognise that such behaviour calls into question my ability
to continue to hold my ministerial warrants and I have
therefore offered the Prime Minister my resignation from all
ministerial positions forthwith.
I sincerely regret both
my behaviour and the embarrassment this will cause the
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Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan
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