NZ’s most well known diplomat, Trevor Mallard, has managed to offend the entire Supreme Court by lamenting the fact they were not appointed on merit.
This is just such an incredibly stupid thing for a Minister to do. It is highly insulting to the Court – both as an institution, and individual Judges. It also confirms that his Government does not appoint on merit, by his own words.
Just when we thought things could not get worse, Trevor makes sure they do.