Just now in question time, Ron Mark asked Steven Joyce the following
Ron Mark: Did any minister listen to the Barclay tapes?
Steven Joyce: Not in their ministerial capacity
So are we to take it that Minister’s DID listen to the Todd Barclay tape BUT not in their ministerial capacity???
So they know that there is in fact a tape and they have heard the allegations but they are hiding behind a technicality that it isn’t in their ministerial capacity?
This is unbelievable. If this is true then senior Ministers have known and hidden this for a very long time. What the bloody hell is going on here?
By claiming Ministers heard the tape but not in their capacity as Ministers, they don’t have to answer questions in Parliament. It’s bloody deceptive and incredibly tricky.