This is too rich!
Welfare Minister Ruth Dyson’s office says she never made a speech which has been reported in the first edition of a new on-line newspaper.
Ian Wishart’s publication, TGIF Weekly, said the speech was delivered to Victoria University students on May 6 and in it Ms Dyson suggested Labour was developing policy that would recognise polygamy and polyamory — arrangements where people have multiple wives or husbands.
The report, published on Friday, said the speech was evidence of a hidden agenda of social engineering.
A spokesman for Ms Dyson told NZPA the speech was posted on a government website in error.
He said the speech was written for Ms Dyson but she rejected it.
Someone wrote the speech. That in itself says many things.
- Who wrote the speech?
- What level do they hold in the ministers office?
- Are they still working for the minister?
- If so why, considering they failed to follow the ministers orders?
- How many other people in the government support polygamous relationships?
- What other work have they been engaged in, and do we need to check this too?
- If Ms Dyson really doesn’t support this why didn’t she order the speech destroyed immediately?
- Or, is she fully in charge of her own office?