Saturday, August 26, 2006

Beginning to stink

The Herald has turned up more evidence that Taito Phillip Field corruptly abused his position to gain quid pro quos in exchange for immigration assistance - this time from Samoa. According to a Samoan immigration official, the Fields sponsored Thai tiler Sunan Siriwan's entry into Samoa by promising to employ him.

This conflicts grossly with the evidence both Phillip and Maxine Field gave to the Ingram inquiry [PDF], that there was never any intention that Siriwan work for them. It seems that they've lied to someone about that - either Dr Ingram or the Samoan authorities.

Meanwhile there'll be more on "Sunday" tomorrow night from one of Field's former electorate secretaries, which seems to be about the way Field handled payments of iafo from grateful constituents.

How much longer is this going to go on? Field's political corpse is really beginning to stink, and if Labour doesn't get rid of it soon, they may never be able to get the smell out...


Right on the money, I/S. I venture to suggest that if Clark had a TWO vote margin in the house, Field would have been long gone. Or am I being cynical?


Posted by Anonymous : 8/27/2006 07:08:00 PM