MaxLV:Fred99:mattwnz:Fred99:mattwnz: Why should she after the Oravida thing? What did she do so wrong with that?
If that isn't self-explanatory, then...
I'm glad to see her go. Smug authoritarians in particular need to be squeaky-clean. She wasn't. Karma.
Is that a major thing though, to lose your job over?
Yes - IMO it is, but that wasn't the final straw anyway.
The time to use your position as an elected representative to feather your own nest in the world of business is after you quit politics.
I'm astounded at the assumptions so many are making in this thread that she (Collins) is the ONLY thing wrong with this government, it's election campaign, and the dirty politics it is involved in. She isn't the only one who needs to go. She's only one of many. The dirty politics goes right to Key's office and his senior advisers, and hopefully they'll (this government) all be held accountable on September 20th. The dirty politics aren't from the opposition smearing the national party and government, it's come from their OWN dirty political behaviour, as revealed by the emails of the government and it's hangers on...
Haha well you seem to be under the illusion that other parties have never been involved in such behaviour. The only thing that is different is that right now Labour aren't the subject of this, which could well change. Politics is dirty and if you think the opposition hasn't done similar, you are living in lala land. I suspect all parties will learn from this particular issue and move on in a better way, but to suggest it warrants a change in Govt as a result of it, is just bizarre.