Labour lodges complaint over Dunne statement
Labour has lodged a Privileges complaint with the Speaker regarding Peter Dunne’s statement to the Finance and Expenditure Committee that he did not leak the Kitteridge report into the GCSB.
Labour leader David Shearer said Mr Dunne had denied leaking the report into the GCSB.
“Yet the outcome of the David Henry inquiry shows suspicion falls on Mr Dunne, who refuses to cooperate with the inquiry,” Mr Shearer said.
Why is Labour attacking Peter Dunne for being a whistleblower? Are they embarrassed by how effective Winston has been & are playing catchup? Shouldn’t Labour be more concerned by what was revealed as opposed to how it’s revealed? Over 80 NZers illegally spied on, be angry at that rather than getting sulky at how Winston has shown them up for the terribly lackluster opposition Party they are with his repositioning as National’s next coalition partner.
All Labour are doing with this is legitimize Peters position. Sell Dunne as a martyr who did what was right by the country in making sure the illegal spying on NZers reached the light of day. Instead of any focus on the illegal actions of the GCSB we have law experts on discussing the finer points of leaking to the media.
We are so easily led and Labour once again manage to make themselves utterly irrelevant to the debate. Would the NZ Labour Party also call for Edward Snowden to be arrested for whistleblowing on the NSA?
The GCSB must be laughing all the way to their spy base.