Seems I’ve used the word disgraceful so much lately.
Darnton’s lawsuit being annulled proves to be the latest example.
This government has proven that they have no respect for the law. They’ve said they have legal opinions that differ to mine but they aren’t prepared to see them fail in court. Right at the start of this case I said that this government thought they were above the law. They’ve proved me right in a very disturbing fashion.
Changing the law to escape charges against them is something I’d expect from a third-world dictatorship. Sadly, New Zealand has no constitutional protections to prevent this type of abuse by a government that is, quite literally, out of control.
In retrospect, this was inevitable given how much this lawsuit pissed of Clark.