Why is Bill English still running interference for Murray McCully?

Winston Peters is holding Murray McCully to account, via Bill English.

Bill English may think this is a bit of a joke, but he knows that several large donors don’t think the same as him and have shut their wallets to National.

Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully did not have approval from cabinet to support a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution criticising Israel, says New Zealand First. ?

?Section 5.73 of the cabinet manual expressly requires that any international proposal, including ?denunciation?, must first be approved by cabinet,? says New Zealand First Leader and MP for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters.

?Yet Mr English has repeatedly refused to state if the ?spirit of unanimity? in which the UNSC passed resolution 2334 was signed-off by cabinet.

?In Parliament today, Mr English wrongly stated cabinet approval was not required on the matter.

?Mr McCully should never have been allowed to act unilaterally on such an important issue,? says Mr Peters.

The only party in parliament that seems to have Israel’s back is NZ First.

Bill English thinks it is all jolly hockey sticks. He is wrong and the polls are starting to show that.


-NZ First, IntheHouse