Saturday, September 24, 2005

Worse for Field

Things are looking worse for Taito Philip Field, with fresh allegations that he directed Parliamentary funding towards his partner. While its not technically a violation of Parliamentary Service rules, because she wasn't employed, it certainly violates the underlying principle that MP's shouldn't be paying members of their families from the public purse. And that is enough to call his suitability to be a Minister into question. Again, this is about Ministerial dealings being seen to be above-board - something which Field seems to have a real problem with.

I will be very disappointed if Field is back in Cabinet.