Make Goff apologise or sack him - McCully
Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Make Goff apologise or sack him -
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is
challenging the Labour Leader to make Phil Goff apologise or
sack him following yesterday’s failed attack on Auckland
lawyer Peter Kiely.
“Yesterday Mr Goff made allegations
designed to damage the reputation of a respected citizen.
His allegations were factually wrong, yet he has refused to
apologise,” Mr McCully says.
“Mr Shearer needs to ask
himself whether that is a standard he is prepared to
“By any ordinary standard, Mr Kiely is due an
apology. If Mr Shearer fails to act, he is effectively
endorsing Mr Goff’s cowardly and reckless behaviour. He
needs to require Mr Goff to apologise, or stand him
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
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