Winston is done, done and dusted if nothing else, then for this quote. Bolstering Mr Glenn’s version of events, Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer Paul Moroney provided an affidavit confirming that he heard Mr Peters thanking Mr Glenn for the donation at the Karaka horse sales in 2006. So that’s 2 people calling him a liar… Continue reading Winston is F$$ked
We must really welcome Matthew Hooton to the blogosphere. His first post is very, very good. Peter, in various interviews, has said that he doesn’t give a damn about the possible breaches of the electoral laws and that his job is to defend his client on the more serious criminal allegations of fraud. Worryingly for… Continue reading Hooton Blogging
I know everyone else is saying the same thing, but I simply can’t pass up this one. “We have been the most open political party in New Zealand’s history, when it comes to disclosing trusts.“ That’s from Dail Jones, former president of New Zealand First. Why would you even bother saying something that is so… Continue reading You have to be Joking
Ok, I know people who read this blog as their main source of NZ political news. So for those people, I missed blogging on these issues. 1. Electoral Commission chief Helena Catt has said publicly that the Electoral Finance Act has a “chilling effect” Sort of odvious, yet some people have trouble grasping the concept.… Continue reading Stuff I missed
In case I didn’t mention it, Winston has stepped down from his portfolios. But he’s getting a pretty sweet deal. Reminds me of the millionaires who commit a crime and get home detention. As I understand it, Helen Clark has suspended Winston Peters only from his portfolios, but not as a Minister. In other words… Continue reading Winston Gone
Queen Bee thinks so. No sources are given. No reason why he won’t be really. The last confidence and supply vote has already been taken, the only thing left is the Emissions Trading Scheme.
Phew, what a day. Let’s see if we can sum up what’s happened in the last day or so (since I didn’t blog yesterday). Owen Glenn told the privileges committee that he did in fact receive a request from Winston for a donation, which he did give, completely and utterly blowing away everything Winston has… Continue reading Quite a Day in Politics in New Zealand
Apparently the allegations that Hide was trying to put were that Winston was paid off to shut up during the scampi inquiry in 2004. Serious stuff. Good news is that it’s been well covered on the news tonight – I first heard it when I turned on Campbell Live after tea. John called it for… Continue reading They’re New Allegations!
Didn’t Labour promise a new standard in Parliament? Well, they certainly achieved that today. this country has never seen anything quite this disgraceful. Rodney Hide was trying to ask the PM if she still did not tolerate corruption. (Apparently she doesn’t.) That was fine, but when Hide tried to ask suplumentary questions, Winston inturrepted with… Continue reading Parlimentary All Time Low – And it’s under Labour
I have to say, that Rodney Hide’s complaining to the SFO is little short of genius. It’s about the only agency that has both the power to get to the bottom of “New Zealand’s most corrupt politician”‘s doings, while being clearly being out of favour with the 9th floor. That can only be a good… Continue reading Put the SFO on Winston