Prime Minister John Key says he is disappointed in his ministers for “stupid” mistakes revealed by inquiries into the use of taxpayer funded credit cards by Government ministers.
Two senior government ministers have apologised this morning and one has handed in his ministerial credit card after admitting they misused taxpayer money.
Mr Brownlee said he had now returned his ministerial credit card “so there can be no future confusion over what is and is not ministerial business. I accept I have made a mistake and I have apologised to the Prime Minister”.
In charge of the nation’s economic development and energy strategy but not quite up to the responsibility of having his own credit card.
Tune in next week when Key reveals he sends Murray McCully off on diplomatic missions with a pair of mittens and an ‘If I am Lost’ note pinned to his jacket.