Taito Philip Field out of Parliament for now - Video

, posted: 31-Aug-2006 12:00

Looks like Philip Field isn't the Teflon Taito after all: news is in that he's been placed on leave from Parliament while Police investigate allegations of bribery against the Labour MP.

The ongoing saga of Field looked like it might get swept under the carpet by the government, but TVNZ's Sunday programme revived the affair, which is now turning into an even bigger embarrasment for Labour.

Field is accused of taking money from constituents, bribes and other conduct unbecoming of a member of Parliament. He's been placed on leave for the duration of the police investigation that'll take a long time by the sound of it.

Despite all this, Field maintains his innocence and says he has done nothing criminal. Mindbogglingly enough, he says intends to continue as MP for Mangere, something that would take a miracle of biblical scale to happen after the latest round of allegations.

Video interview with the defiant Field here.

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