Judge not lest you be judged

‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone'. This good advice could be applied to our politicians.

The co-leader of the Green Party, Metiria Turei, has admitted benefit fraud and is prepared to pay back what she wrongly claimed.

The leader of the National Party and current Prime Minister, Bill English, has admitted by actions (he repaid it) wrongly claiming Parliamentary House allowances totalling $32,000.

It would appear than none of us are without sin. I know motive does not excuse behaviour. If we examine the motives behind the two fraudulent claims, I believe one was survival, the other greed. You can make up your own mind.

P Dolden, Papamoa.



2 Comments

P Dolden...

Posted on 12-08-2017 22:41 | By groutby

....The "EX" Co leader of the Greens has promised to pay back and admitted fraud..has she?..at my time of writing, as far as I know, no money has changed hands and no remorse shown. We now know there was no "survival" involved in Ms Turei's antics, and frankly I am sad for her family after all they have done for her in the early years. You bet there's more to come here.As for Mr English, done and dusted several years ago but hey!..it's election year so let's pull it out again..was NOT actually illegal, certainly a misdemenour, and taken care of,(apologies and payback). I don't think this remotely compares to an illegal activity and election fraud, but as I said before, it's election year, all sorts of nutbag accusations come out of the closet!

papamoaner

Posted on 11-08-2017 11:18 | By Captain Sensible

I think you miss the point. These people are politicians. Politicians must be squeaky clean because of their position.

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