BREAKING NEWS: WINSTON PETERS STANDS DOWN
Winston stood down - rabbit hole now limbo-land
RNZ reporting now that Winston has offered to the PM to stand down while the SFO proceeds with its investigation. A meeting between the SFO and Winston's peeps are scheduled tomorrow morning according to RNZ.
What about appointing Ron Mark as the fill-in for Winston's portfolios? Winston: bad - NZ First: good?
It won't happen of course. If the slush funds have proved anything it is that Winston is the party.
NZ Herald now reporting:
Winston Peters has offered to stand down from his portfolios as Foreign and Racing Minister pending the Serious Fraud Office's investigation into donations to NZ First.
Helen Clark will take over Mr Peters' portfolios at Mr Peters request.
The first meeting between the SFO and Mr Peters will take place tomorrow morning, Helen Clark said in a statement released minutes ago.