Friday, November 05, 2004

John Tamihere has left Cabinet

John Tamihere has resigned his portfolios. He had the luck to do it on the day of the US elections but his resignation was forced by the announcement that the Serious Fraud Office were investigating the Trust over dodgy invoices that he signed. He may have been unaware that the invoices were dodgy but nevertheless it's not a good look. In addition, it's just come to light that Chen and Palmer have issued a legal opinion stating that some of John's manuveurs against the Waipareria Trust leadership breached the Trust's constitution and also the law on trusts. Although John has said that he intends to return to cabinet, I don't see how considering that his hands are so dirty.