Alf is bewildered this morning by news that –
Associate Local Government Minister John Carter is denying doing favours for a constituent after claims a clause was secretly inserted in legislation allowing a Northland man to build a boat ramp on public land.
A clause secretly inserted?
What chance would you have of sneaking a “secret clause” past 120 or so eagle-eyed Parliamentarians?
On second thoughts, forget that question. Let’s take a different tack.
Why would an MP want to deny trying to do a favour for a constituent?