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Good for the gander but not the goose

Good for the gander but not the goose

Prime Minister John Key needs to apply the same standards for all his ministers and demand the resignation of Judith Collins, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

“National has once again proven it will happily break the rules to look after its mates.

“We have seen time and time again that ministers in John Key’s Cabinet don’t believe they have to follow the same rules as everyone else.

“Maurice Williamson’s attempt to intervene in a police investigation into a domestic violence case against a National Party donor was unacceptable.

“He has done the right thing by resigning before the Prime Minister pushed him.

“However, serious questions now remain over whether he is fit to continue as an MP.

“Judith Collins has also broken the rules by using a taxpayer-funded trip to China to promote her husband’s company.

“Before leaving on her $30,000 trip to look at justice issues, the minister pre-arranged two meetings to help Oravida, a company her husband is a director of.

“This makes her also unfit to continue as a minister.

“While Maurice Williamson has been forced to go, Judith Collins continues to get away with helping her husband’s company,” Grant Robertson says.

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