With their leader voting himself life long power, with China looking to build a Naval base in Vanuatu, and with their military build up in the South Pacific isn’t it time to revisit that whole Chinese spy inside the National Party thing again?
Bill English: no problem with Jian Yang’s involvement with Chinese spies
On Tuesday, National Party leader Bill English remained cagey on the subject of Yang and his background.
English refused to say whether Yang’s background and involvement with the Chinese intelligence apparatus had led to his removal from the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee.
“I can’t comment on that because I can’t say for sure,” English told RNZ.
He also refused to say what responsibilities Yang would have under the new National Opposition, adding that the party was currently in the process of appointing spokespeople for different issues.
The Opposition Leader also refused to be drawn on whether the SIS had investigated Yang, only saying he did not comment on operational matters of the SIS.
…ummmm, that Bill English has no problems with Jian Yang despite the overwhelming evidence that Yang deceived officials, was the focus of the SIS and was outed as a spy doesn’t make me feel les concerned.
This is the same Bill English who claimed he saw no reason to investigate the NZDF for war crimes despite their recent admission they lied.
This is the same Bill English who knew nothing about Middlemoore becoming an open sewer.
This is the same Bill English who didn’t have much to do with the Todd Barclay fiasco despite sending over 450 text messages.
This is the same Bill english who agreed with Steven Joyce that there was an $11.7b budget hole that never existed.
With all the focus on mocking Jacinda for not finding Russian spies, the fact a Chinese spy is still allowed to openly be a member of the National Party Caucus demands far more scrutiny.