PM can no longer distance herself from donations
The Prime Minister should take her own advice that she gave
Shane Jones and spend some time reading the Cabinet Manual,
Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.
Prime Minister has repeatedly said she won’t comment on
the scandal surrounding NZ First’s donations as it
wouldn’t be appropriate for the leader of one political
party to comment on the practices of any other political
“This is not about the leaders of NZ First
and the Labour party. Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters are
the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister. They’re
supposed to be running the country.
Manual is clear, the buck stops with Jacinda Ardern. It
clearly states at all times Ministers are expected to act
lawfully and to behave in a way that upholds, and is seen to
uphold, the highest ethical standards. Ministers are
responsible to the Prime Minister for their behaviour.
“It’s time for Jacinda Ardern to take control of her
Government, show some leadership and assure New Zealanders
her Deputy Prime Minister hasn’t been breaking the
“The Prime Minister can’t be a bystander.
She is running the country and New Zealanders deserve to
know whether Ministers are behaving lawfully.”
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