Simon Bridges gets something right, it’s just a shame he has tits for hands

Simon Bridges is right, there is no need for an enquiry into the alleged assault by Meka Whaitiri. Jacinda Ardern just needs to sack Whaitiri: Quote:

National Leader Simon Bridges says an inquiry into allegations MP Meka Whaitiri physically handled a staffer is unnecessary.

Instead, he said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should have hauled Whaitiri into her office, “looked her in the eye” and demanded an explanation.

And then, if that answer wasn’t satisfactory Ardern should have sacked her.

“It’s what Helen Clark or John Key would have done”, he said.

Ardern has said that the inquiry into the alleged incident was now an “employment matter”.

Whaitiri has been stood down from all of her ministerial portfolios and was keeping her distance from Parliament for the next week or more. She will continue to be paid her $243,841 ministerial salary.

Meanwhile, police have confirmed they will not be investigating the matter after consulting with the alleged victim – Whaitiri’s former press secretary.

The staffer was understood to be less than a week into the job, when it’s understood she was subjected to a verbal tirade before allegedly being pushed out a door.

Sources have provided slightly differing accounts over the nature of the altercation, which has been reported by some outlets as an assault.

Stuff?has been told relations in Whaitiri’s office had long been considered toxic and she is understood to have been through an entire rotation of staff in the short time she has been in the job.

Bridges said the decision of whether Whaitiri kept her job, was one the Prime Minister had the power to make alone. End quote.

It is just a pity that Simon Bridges has tits for hands. He had the goal line open and fumbled the ball in parliament yesterday.

His questioning was just wrong. It was easily batted away by Jacinda Ardern.

What he should have started with was “Does the prime minister stand by all her statements?”

Then followed with Does she stand by her statement that she is “New Zealand’s biggest employer?”

Then; “What would the prime minister do, as?”New Zealand’s biggest employer” if she discovered that one of her senior managers had lied to regulatory authorities in contravention of the law?”

Then; “What would the prime minister do, as?”New Zealand’s biggest employer” if she discovered that one of her senior managers had not only lied to regulatory authorities once but two times at least?”

Then;?”What would the prime minister do, as?”New Zealand’s biggest employer” if she discovered that one of her senior managers had assaulted a junior staff member?”

Then;?”Does the prime minister think, as?”New Zealand’s biggest employer” that PSA should amend their workplace anti-bullying from ‘It’s Not OK’ to ‘Let’s Do This’?”

When asking parliamentary questions you have to ask them in such a manner that the minister is unable to squirm out them. You tie them to their statements and then you cut them to death.

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