Inquiry essential

Fran O’Sullivan  is calling for a full inquiry into the allegations against Winston Peters, Peter Dunne and Ross Muerant.

Irrespective of whether Peters and NZ First are returned to Parliament this Saturday (frankly I think NZ First is toast), or, whether it is Helen Clark or John Key who is prime minister after the post-election talks, a full commission probe should take place. . .

. . . Key and Act leader Rodney Hide have benefited politically from the long campaign to unmask Peters’ secret donations from big business. Clark did nothing so as to keep her Government intact.

There is enough on the table to justify all three leaders calling for a proper inquiry. The cards should then lie where they fall.

She is right. Too many allegations have swirled round too many politicians for too long in the old government. The new one, whatever its make up,  needs to set a much higher standard of behaviour and accountability from the start.

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