Sacked over partners political views

One member of our public service, Madeline Setchell has lost her job as head of communications for the Enviroment Ministry, not because she did a bad job, but because her partner Kevin Taylor is working as Chief press secretary for John Key. Setchell made no secret of this. This is a pretty weak reason to take a job away from someone.

David Farrar believes the act was done for Political retribution, and mentions a previous case of a minister sacking someone because they sought nomination as a National MP. idiot/Savant at No Right Turn should be praised for taking the right view on this position, not the one that fits best with his ideology. He rightly identifies a serious danger to the neutrality of our public service coming from this dissmissal.

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