So much for Helen Clark’s claims the Owen Glenn affair has nothing to do with her. The NZ Herald this morning shows that just a few weeks ago Owen Glenn was still lobbying to be appointed NZ’s Consul to Monaco, and not only is he still writing to Winston Peters about it, but the pair appear to have met to discuss the possibility in Europe in May.
This makes the issue of whether or not Owen Glenn has made secret donations (as he claims to have done) to her Foreign Minister’s party, an issue for her as Head of Government. He is dealing with Peters not just as NZ First Leader but as Foreign Minister.
Will Winston claim the letter quoted in the Herald is also fabricated?
Will Helen publish a price list for other diplomatic positions?