DON BRASH RESIGNS!!!!!!
National leader Don Brash resigns
1.05pm Thursday November 23, 2006
Don Brash has just resigned as leader of the National Party.
He had called a press conference at 1pm after mounting revelations about his leadership in a book by researcher Nicky Hager.
Dr Brash made his announcement to a press conference called at short notice.
Ongoing speculation about his leadership was damaging National Party and its election prospects, he said.
His resignation would take effect from a special caucus meeting on Monday, he said.
He wasn't gone by lunchtime, he was gone at lunchtime