Oh the poor widdle Cwusher is sad sad because mean mean Jacinda made a joke about the irony of Judith wanting to beef up the SFO…
Opposition leader Judith Collins says she’s disgusted at the Prime Minister’s response to National’s plan to double the Serious Fraud Office’s budget.
National today announced it would double the Serious Fraud Office’s budget if elected, to investigate more cases of fraud, bribery and corruption.
“The SFO takes very few prosecutions, not because there isn’t fraud, bribery and corruption in New Zealand, but because the office doesn’t have the resources to do its job properly,” National leader Collins said in a speech this morning.
She pledged to double the SFO’s budget from $12.7 million a year, to $25m, and said it would be renamed to the “Serious Fraud and Anti-corruption Agency”, which, Collins said, made clearer the focus wasn’t only on white-collar crimes involving private companies.
But Labour leader Jacinda Ardern took a jab at the stance, referring to Collins’ resignation from a ministerial post in 2014 due to an engagement with the SFO.
“Interesting to hear now … there’s obviously a little history there with the Opposition leader and the SFO,” she said.
“As a previous minister, her engagement with the SFO led to her job loss.”
Judith Collins told Heather du Plessis-Allan it was “a very low blow” and said an inquiry had cleared her of any inappropriate action.
“I was disgusted with that response from her and clearly she’s wrong,” she told du Plessis-Allan.
“I just thought ‘goodness sake, where’s the kindness gone now?’ I thought she wanted a clean campaign and that was pretty dirty.”
…this is the woman who blew Iain Lees-Galloway’s brains out on live TV without even a flicker on her face as she desperately attempted to remove media attention of her handling of Falloon complaining about being disgusted by a funny dig?
Oh she can dish it out, but girlfriend can’t take it can she?
Let’s remind everyone about that SFO fiasco again, Slater was out pimping for financial backers for a hit against the head of the SFO and claimed Judith wanted it, now the whitewash inquiry of course found Judith not guilty because they weren’t dumb enough to write anything down but no one believes that Slater and Collins aren’t dark art practitioners and this is the exact sort of out of control maniacal power crazy shit they would do if in power!
Here was Nicky Hager on TDB earlier this year regarding Judith Collins and dirty politics…
After Dirty Politics was published in 2014, National was concerned about falling support and decided to end this by removing Judith Collins — one of the Dirty Politics personalities — from her ministerial post. But National did not want to give credibility to the book by saying that it was the reason for her demotion. Instead the Prime Minister’s staff managed to obtain a new email, which had not been cited in the book Dirty Politics, involving Collins, dirty politics characters Cameron Slater, Cathy Odgers and Carrick Graham, and a campaign to smear the Serious Fraud Office head. It was on the basis of this separate email that Collins had to step down. After the election there was an inquiry into Collins’ actions in relation to that single email. She was indeed cleared of involvement in the smear and went back into Cabinet.
Here is a reference to the new email and exoneration. Judith Collins was soon saying that she had been cleared of all allegations in the book Dirty Politics. But neither the new email nor anything about a smear campaign against the SFO head appear in the Dirty Politics book.
Anyone can check the chapter about Collins in Dirty Politics. It shows a pettiness and meanness, as she sent snippets of gossip and dirt to Cameron Slater and helped him to attack people on his blog — including details of a public servant who was then strongly attacked on Slater’s blog, including receiving death threats. The chapter recounts where she recommended to Slater about some National Party internal politics: “Personally I would be out for total destruction… But then I’ve learned to give is better than to receive.” She called it the “double” rule: “always reward with Double”; and said “If you can’t be loved, then best to be feared.”
These are the sorts of things that were revealed about Collins in Dirty Politics. On none of them was she investigated and exonerated. It would be incorrect to allow this misunderstanding to continue.
…allowing someone as malicious as this with real power would be a terrible mistake.
Like every Bully she loves to dish it out but can’t take it when it’s coming back the other way.
Crusher triggers like a snowflake.
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