27 Aug 2018

National continues Bridges' expenses inquiry

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 27 August 2018

The National Party is committed to going ahead with its own investigation into who leaked Simon Bridges' expenses to the media after the Speaker put the kibosh on an official inquiry last week. On Friday RNZ revealed a person claiming to be a National MP had sent a text message to Mr Bridges and the Speaker, Trevor Mallard, pleading for the inquiry to be stopped for the sake of their mental health. That led to Mr Mallard pulling the plug on the inquiry saying it was unlikely the text had been sent from anyone outside the National Party.