ACT hate women
Hide denies hinting ex-deputy used drugs
Act leader Rodney Hide emphatically denied in Parliament yesterday ever suggesting to another minister that his former deputy, Heather Roy, had used drugs.
He accused Labour of "appalling" behaviour for raising it.
Labour began yesterday what is likely to be the first of many attacks using the explosive private dossier prepared for Mrs Roy to use at the Act caucus on Tuesday, when she was ousted as deputy by John Boscawen and forced to resign her portfolios, including Associate Defence Minister.
The dossier, leaked to the Herald, reveals a deeply mistrustful relationship between Mrs Roy and Mr Hide. It sets out what she saw as a series of allegations against her by Mr Hide, and her rebuttal of them.
Referring to a conversation she had with Defence Minister Wayne Mapp, Mrs Roy's dossier states: "He said that Rodney Hide had approached him on more than one occasion to tell him things (including a rumour about drug use and other defamatory statements) and to find out information about Defence."
I'm not one for dancing on the graves of my political enemies - but - how ugly of Rodney to make such accusations about that nice Heather Roy! Here is the question of the day - how many female voters in Epsom will re-elect a sexist bully?
Every professional women will have encountered in their professional working life a male bully of a boss, meaning those woman can identify perfectly with Heather having to endure the old boys club, the reverberations of this meltdown will pay a hefty divvy to Rodney and his sensible sentencing mates.
ACT go bye bye now.