The Hughes Affair
-from twitter soon after the announcement yesterday.
"Falsely accused"? Really?
If it was false then why isn't the accuser being charged? So, yeah.... hmmm. Not exactly the exoneration Hughes wants or asserts. The cops reckon they don't have enough to make a successful prosecution - that's the situation - classic he said
The Labour loyalty may be staunch - even if misplaced in the case of another former minister, Taito Philip Field - but there's no way the party will have him back anytime soon after such a rapid and public fall from grace. And as for the mention in his statement about being supported by "decent Kiwis"!? You would think a scandal involving a teenager fleeing naked from his place would have precluded any reference to decency. Unfortunately for both Hughes and his would-be victim no one apart from them is in a position to know what actually happened. Very untidy.