2020-03-06 22:25:12 UTC
Spineless because she does not exercise her authority to stand down an
MP for outrageous behaviour:
She must know she has the authority to do this. The published
Coalition Agreement with NZF specifies that Winston is to be Deputy PM
etc. and that NZF will have a specific count of Ministers etc. Shane
Jones can therefore be stood down and another NZF MP can take his
roles while he is stood down.
Note to Rich: this is not about Shane Jones behaviour. It is about
the PM choosing not to do what she clearly has the power to do. She
appears to be under the misapprehension that she cannot stand down NZF
Ministers. If this is correct, that limitation can only be in an
unpublished Coalition Agreement.