Capital Pundit has blogged on how Clark is effectively backing Peters and saying people should put up or shut up. I would have thought a sworn affadavit was putting up personally.
Clark is suggesting it should be a police matter. And it might well be, but this is a red herring. Issues such as having a staff member on the payroll of both yourself and a company you are investigating are issues of ethics, not law.
But my predicition is that beyond doubt Jonathan Hunt will not refer it to the Privileges Committee. And why am I so confident? Because Clark has made it clear she wants it to go away.
As the chances of a Labour/Green Government after 2005 look increasingly unlikely, NZ First is the most likely coalition partner.