Why else would he still be keeping his self-drive Minsterial Ford Territory? For the Sunday Star-Times informs us thus:
Internal Affairs confirmed his was the only car not returned by ministers ousted in last November's election.
Act leader Rodney Hide was outraged Peters still had the car three months after being voted out of parliament. He said the police should be called to recover the vehicle.
"This has never happened before. MPs from all parties have respect for the taxpayer. Winston Peters it's always been about him, and he thinks everyone owes him a living."
Peters was irritated yesterday at fielding questions about the car,
after its presence was flagged on blog sites.
"First of all, start off with a fact and not a tissue of lies as well, on your first question," he told the Sunday Star-Times before adding: "Now don't be a numbskull. If you want to believe a whole lot of blog sites and Rodney Hide, and every other twit in town, go right ahead. Stop indulging in lies and stop wasting my time." He then hung up.
Peters officially lost his right to the car when he was voted out of government. It is supposed to be back with Internal Affairs officials to be allocated to another minister or sold.
Give it back Winston. And pay back the $145,000 while you're at it. You're broke? Do what the rest of us do. Get a job.