Statement from Don Brash re request for privacy
13 September 2006
Don Brash MP
National Party Leader
Statement from Don Brash
National Party Leader Don
Brash advised today that he and Mrs Brash have been having
some difficulties in their marriage and as a result he has
taken leave for a couple of days to spend time with his
"Je Lan and I are working through these
difficulties, and we are both committed to making our
"As people will understand, this is a very
difficult time for me and my family. I ask that the media
respect our need for privacy."
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