Treading on eggshells

Yesterday’s post about reacting personally rather than politically to the news that Richard Worth had resigned was written immediately after the announcement that it was for personal reasons.

That suggested to me it was a health problem or family issue. It was evening when I caught up with the news again and by that time it was clear that was not the case.

I am walking on eggshells here, because there is a police investigation and I’m an office holder in the National Party.

Because of that, had I not made the earlier post I might have chosen not to comment on the issue at all, but since I did, rather than deleting or updating it now it’s been overtaken by events I thought I should do another.

Speaking personally and generally:

A police investigation of a public figure is not a personal matter.

Sexual harassment is deplorable, inexcusable and unacceptable.

Sometimes, even if allegations aren’t proved, enough mud sticks to make a career in politics untenable.

5 Responses to Treading on eggshells

  1. Deborah says:

    I was wondering… but I realise that it’s a very tricky situation for you.


  2. pdm says:

    Perhaps you could answer this question for me HP.

    Is Richard Worth married with children?


  3. homepaddock says:

    PDM – yes.


  4. pdm says:

    Thanks for that HP – he must be a bloody fool.


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