Friday, August 31, 2018

There should be no place for bullies in our Parliament

Yesterday Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri was stood down over a "staffing matter" - which allegedly involved not just a toxic work environment, but her shoving a staff member. While being a bullying thug is clearly a way to get ahead in a political party, it is not behaviour we should tolerate in a Minister or in our Parliament. If the allegations are substantiated, Whaitiri should resign - not just as a Minister, but as an MP.