Fake Judith Collins resignation shocks

Last updated 15:01 20/08/2014
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DEMISE GREATLY EXAGGERATED: Judith Collins says she won't be resigning, after a hoax resignation was posted from the Twitter account of journalist Duncan Garner (inset).

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Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins has not quit, as Twitter entered a frenzy over a spoof resignation letter.

Collins has faced days of speculation over her future over her links to right wing attack blogger Cameron Slater.

Talk-back DJ Duncan Garner today posted a fake letter purporting to signal her resignation.

But a spokeswoman for Collins confirmed to Fairfax that she is not going.

Collins herself just Tweeted: "Story from Duncan Garner quite wrong. Presumably, he's the victim of a hoax."

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She has faced calls to resign from political opponents after it emerged she passed the name and contact details of a senior public servant to Slater. Simon Pleasants then received death threats after he was vilified on Slater's blog.

Collins says she is prevented from saying any more because Slater has reported the theft of his emails to police.

Garner previously used to Twitter to wrongly claim a plot was under way to oust then-Labour leader David Shearer.

THE FAKE LETTER

Garner has responded to Collins' tweet saying it was an attempt at satire.

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