Monday, May 05, 2014

Collins: The smoking gun

Since we first learned of Judith Collins' trip to China, the central allegation was that it was a conflict of interest - that she was abusing her Ministerial position to help her husband's company. And now Polity's Rob Salmond has found the smoking gun: a memo released in Friday's OIA dump showing that she visited Oravida to increase its profile:


As Salmond points out, this contradicts Collins' claims in Parliament that the visit was spontaneous. Instead, it was premeditated, and she has systematically lied about it, to Parliament, the Prime Minister, and to the public of New Zealand. And that simply isn't acceptable. She must resign.