Oh; the irony. Matt McCarten preaching about integrity is akin to Trevor Mallard or Winston Peters complaining about the behaviour of senior MP's, or to Gerry Brownlee and Parekura Horomia becoming ambassadors for Rebel Sports.
McCarten never did get around to answering the questions we asked him a while back, especially these ones:
Last but not least, and noticing the dates during which payments to IRD were systematically withheld, here are some final questions:
- Was the money owing to IRD used for other activities?
- How much of the money withheld and owing to IRD was used for Unite union campaigns or publicity?
- How much of the money withheld and owing to IRD was used for any activities in any way related to the 2008 General Election?
- What donations of money, time and/or resources were made to political parties in the period October 2007 to March 2009, and which parties were the beneficiaries of donations from Unite Union or Unite Social Services Limited?
- What would Unite Union and Matt McCarten's reaction be if an employer employing staff who are members of Unite Union withheld payments to the IRD totalling more than $250,000, and for a period of eighteen months?
Before Matt McCarten starts throwing stones at those he accuses of lacking integrity, he ought to step out of the glasshouse.