National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Tama on Wed 3/Jun/09 11:03am

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2467307 ... nal-matter wrote:National MP Richard Worth quit as a minister because of a criminal matter, Prime Minister John Key confirmed this morning, saying if he had not resigned he would have been sacked.

Dr Worth resigned as a Government minister last night, citing "personal reasons".

Mr Key said this morning that police would be issuing a statement on the matter soon.

It concerned a criminal matter, but Mr Key would not divulge details.

Dr Worth was a minister outside Cabinet, responsible for Internal Affairs, Land Information, Archives New Zealand, and the National Library, and associate minister of Justice.

In a statement this morning he said he was standing down with "deep regret".

"I am resigning from the role for personal reasons," he said.

"I tendered my resignation to the Prime Minister last night and he accepted."


Crikey!
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby skint on Wed 3/Jun/09 11:46am

So, was it the India visit pimping his own business, the urging of the taxi driver to not press charges against his mate's son, or is there something far more sinister that is yet to come out...?
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby BikeKiller on Wed 3/Jun/09 12:07pm

The rumour that I've heard from several reliable sources is that shock new evidence has come to light in the Bain case that irrefutably proves Richard Worth is the killer.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Wed 3/Jun/09 12:09pm

BikeKiller wrote:The rumour that I've heard from several reliable sources is that shock new evidence has come to light in the Bain case that irrefutably proves Richard Worth is the killer.


:D nice
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby happybaboon on Wed 3/Jun/09 12:15pm

skint wrote:So, was it the India visit pimping his own business, the urging of the taxi driver to not press charges against his mate's son, or is there something far more sinister that is yet to come out...?

$0.50 on it being something more sinister. But how sinister? Drugs? Putting his dingdong somewhere naughty?
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby michael on Wed 3/Jun/09 1:15pm

It's not going to be pretty.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby happybaboon on Wed 3/Jun/09 1:26pm

Key surely did the right thing with the "If he didn't quit I was going to fire him" call. It'll be hard for anyone to judge National too harshly over it now. Unless it's something REALLY REALLY bad..........
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Joel on Wed 3/Jun/09 2:23pm

happybaboon wrote:Key surely did the right thing with the "If he didn't quit I was going to fire him" call. It'll be hard for anyone to judge National too harshly over it now. Unless it's something REALLY REALLY bad..........

been putting hookers on his expenses.


speaking of hookers, the UK home secratary is to be encouraged and sets a good example for all wifes.. buying porn for the husband! what a legend.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby happybaboon on Wed 3/Jun/09 2:45pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politic ... nal-matter

Prime Minister John Key recently investigated an allegation of Richard Worth acting 'inappropriately' towards women, it has been reported.


HA! Told you. Sexual assault on a pirate ship for the win.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby musket on Wed 3/Jun/09 2:47pm

It's not assault if it happens on a fucking pirate ship!
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Chickenman on Wed 3/Jun/09 2:49pm

musket wrote:It's not assault if it happens on a fucking pirate ship!


Exactly, that's business as usual.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Dazzle on Wed 3/Jun/09 4:32pm

skint wrote:So, was it the India visit pimping his own business, the urging of the taxi driver to not press charges against his mate's son, or is there something far more sinister that is yet to come out...?


Well, it must be worse than racism on the campaign trail, appointing a mate to a job ahead of 42 people who were actually on the list, thinking that a brothel operating from your property was not worth mentioning, looking out for the paroled crim living under your roof or accepting freebies from big tobacco.


It must be serious, when ministers under the Labour coalition were caught with a hand in the cookie jar they generally refused to go quietly.

Another kiddy fiddler in parliament?
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Robbie on Wed 3/Jun/09 4:37pm

So this guy was fit to be appointed " associate minister of Justice." ??
Charming.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby happybaboon on Wed 3/Jun/09 4:40pm

Dazzle wrote:Another kiddy fiddler in parliament?

There was one before? All I can think of is Capill, and he never got to Parliament.
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Re: National Mp Richard Worth Resigns Over Criminal Matter

Postby Dazzle on Wed 3/Jun/09 4:50pm

happybaboon wrote:
Dazzle wrote:Another kiddy fiddler in parliament?

There was one before? All I can think of is Capill, and he never got to Parliament.


Whoops - did that insult parliamentarians or kiddie fiddlers?
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