Conflict of interest or a conflict of patience?
Minister put on final warning
Internal Affairs Minister Richard Worth is on a final warning from Prime Minister John Key after embarrassing questions over a private trip to India forced Dr Worth to resign his Indian business interests. Mr Key made it clear yesterday he was unhappy with Dr Worth's failure to reveal the extent of his business interests published by The Dominion Post yesterday before he sanctioned the trip.
John Key says he is a patient man, but really? Isn’t this a conflict of patience? COME ON, Richard Worth MISLED the Prime Minister, he didn’t tell the Prime Minister that he would be speaking formally as the Minister of Internal Affairs on the benefits of NZ for aviation training WHILE also being the director of an aviation training school AND that he had personally overseen a deal cut between the Indian aviation club and a technical institute in NZ – COME ON – the only way this could be more of a conflict of interest is if the Indian aviation club sent cash cheques to Richard Worth ‘for services rendered’.
It’s nice to see John Key is patient, a leader needs to be patient, but what more would Worth have to do to breach the Cabinet Manual guidelines than this?