I wondered how long it would take for National to call a spade a spade. Yesterday Don Brash did just that:
Corruption is not a word you use outside Parliament without being very sure of your ground. But I feel very safe, if rather sad, in pointing out that Helen Clark’s Labour Government is quite simply the most corrupt government in New Zealand history.
I agree corruption is not a word one should use loosely. But the combination of the cover-up for Taito Philip Field, the deliberate flouting of electoral spending rules and now the refusal to pay back the taxpayer against the advice of both the Auditor-General and Solictor-General makes the corruption word a pretty good fit.