It’s not like Winston Peters to miss an opportunity to make the headlines.
Point of Order accordingly is bemused by a report in London’s Daily Mail about New Zealand deciding to hold on to 2.5 million pounds owing to the Commonwealth Secretariat.
This amounts to a saving to taxpayers of more than $5 million in NZ dollars – something we thought Peters would want to crow about.
But it isn’t mentioned in any of the dozen or so press statements from Peters’ office so far this year.
Hence we have cause to be sceptical.
For what it’s worth, a Daily Mail report yesterday was headed Baroness Scotland is hit by £2.5m cash snub as New Zealand pulls funds from her Commonwealth Office because it has ‘no confidence in how she’s running it’