The confession last night of National MP Hamish Walker that he leaked Covid-19 patient information (he had been given by former party President Michelle Boag) to the media, demonstrates again there a culture of self-serving politics rather than public-serving politics in the National Party
Walker could have used his position in parliament to hand the leaked information to the Minister of Health and THEN informed the media that he had done so.
That would have been wise.
Michael Woodhouse should have immediately informed the Health Minister of what he knew about the “compassionate” travels of the two sisters he sat on for 24 hours in order to make political capital out it and thereby putNew Zealanders at risk from the possible spread of this terrible virus.
That wasn’t wise.
Simon Bridges and Jamie Lee Ross discussing in a telephone conversation whether “two Chinese were worth more than two Indians” – not just unwise but deplorable.
Aotearoa/New Zealand is facing one of the toughest moments in our history.
We need Wisdom in parliament not Wiseguys.
Let’s remember that when we come to vote.
Bryan Bruce is one of NZs most respected documentary makers and public intellectuals who has tirelessly exposed NZs neoliberal economic settings as the main cause for social issues.