Monday, September 28, 2009

English admits it

According to the Herald, Bill English hasn't received any housing allowance since July after public concerns over whether he is actually entitled to it.

Good. But simply giving up rorting the taxpayer is only the start. After all, if he really lives in Wellington - and this is tantamount to an admission - then he has received tens of thousands of dollars since December that he was neither legally nor morally entitled to. And he should repay that money in full.

Update: And he has. Though he's still denying any wrongdoing, merely claiming that it is a "personal decision" and not a precedent. Yeah, right. He was crooked and he got caught, and an honest man would admit it.