Congratulations to NZ First who have said “We have the capacity to pay, we will pay, but when we know what we’re paying and why we are paying it”.
While there is some wriggle room, it is a very welcome statement, reinforcing MPs are not above the law.
This now leaves only two out of eight parties off-side. The common sense of United Future doesn’t yet extend to a statement they will pay it back. And we have Labour whose strategist Pete Hodgson has declared that under no circumstances whatsoever will they pay back even a cent.