NZ Herald reports:
But Mr Shearer said Mr Joyce was being “extraordinarily arrogant in continuing to run this process while an inquiry is going on”.
“To me it beggars belief that he can continue to do this while an inquiry is going on.”
Not only should negotiations be put on hold until the inquiry was complete, but the tender should be reopened begun again from scratch.
He said there was “obviously something dodgy” around the deal “otherwise the Auditor General wouldn’t take a look”.
The only thing I can’t work out is did Shearer shaft Jones on purpose, or did he just do it by accident as he didn’t consider the stupidity of his comment?