“I am not a Monster”, hissed Judith Collins
The report into Collins is a whitewash. The difference between an independent inquiry like the IGIS report that connected the PMs Office with using edited Secret Intelligence Service information to smear a political opponent and this joke is screamingly apparent.
Not every witness was called, the most damning evidence was ignored, who Slater was working for to undermine the SFO boss was never answered and the Police investigation into the issue was mysteriously shelved.
The whole report is a whitewash farce with the credibility of the Ferguson Police Department.
Collins gave Slater information, but because that information wasn’t privileged, that makes it ok?
It’s a joke, a sick joke that shows the true level of corruption at the heart of our Democracy. For those apologists on the Right trying to claim that NZers are bored with Dirty Politics and the Left need to move on, I say this – these allegations show an abuse of power at the very centre of our political system, there is no other issue as important as this, and the fact the NZ electorate hasn’t woken up to it doesn’t make the corruption exposed meaningless, it makes that apathy an indictment on our society.
Key dumped Collins when David Farrar’s polling told him the electorate would take her sacking as enough of a redemption, Odgers was coaxed into providing the email evidence to do this as Key couldn’t use any of the material in Dirty Politics as that would prove his claim that Hager was just a left wing communist conspiracy theorist was spin. Key crucified Collins to save his own skin.
If you voted National or didn’t vote in the last election, you should feel deeply ashamed of yourselves.