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Parliamentary spies and games – some bad numbers


The latest revelations add more murkiness to this scandal. It seems that my question here – How deep is Key in this mess? – is slowly being answered. (Expect a snap election when the full extent of Key’s involvement is finally revealed.)

The revelations of shady dealings and privacy violations just keep getting worse;


Emails given to inquiry

Source:  Fairfax Media – Emails given to inquiry


Interestingly, a Fairfax poll associated with the above story (note: not scientific) contradicts a recent Roy Morgan poll, showing Dear Leader in a somewhat bad light,


How is the prime minister handling the Parliamentary phone records scandal

Source: IBID


But what really boggles the mind and makes you want to scream to the heavens is that Peter Dunne – whose email and telephone records were illegally passed on to the Henry Inquiry, by Parliamentary Services, and has had his privacy violated – is still intending to vote for the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill and Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Amendment Bill – which will allow the GCSB, SIS, et al to spy on all New Zealanders.

Peter Dunne is not learning a single damn thing from his current situation.

Which makes Dunne’s outrage on this derisable,

“While I understand this was an inadvertent action, and that the file was returned within a very short period of time to Parliamentary Services, this is a serious breach of privacy.

No approval had been given or even sought for access to this material .

The material was released to the inquiry on 21 May – the day before Mr Henry asked for access to my emails, which I refused.

While I am further given to understand that the file was unable to be opened by the inquiry and have been assured therefore that none of the emails were actually read by the inquiry, I am nonetheless extremely concerned and angry about this gross, unauthorised breach of personal privacy, especially since it was my refusal to authorise access to the content of those emails that brought about my resignation as a minister,”

Source: IBID

Cry to someone who cares, Mr Dunne.

To be blunt; why the hell should I be concerned about the invasion of Peter Dunne’s privacy, when he is obviously not in the least concerned about ours?!

As far as I’m concerned, Karma has visited upon Peter Dunne’s head.

The sooner Ohariu voters throw this clown out of Parliament, the better for the whole country.



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  1. keith ross
    3 August 2013 at 6:18 am

    the self interest and hypocrisy makes me sick

  2. mcclairy
    3 August 2013 at 7:23 am

    One has to ask……what is in it for Dunne ? Quid Pro Quo is a common denominator in the world of politics……so is Dunne being rewarded behind the scenes for voting yea on the GCSB Bills or is he being blackmailed ? Otherwise his behaviour doesn’t make sense as he rails against the invasion of his privacy while still supporting a Bill that is way out of line and against everything the Bill of Rights stands for. Key has presented the public with some extremely dodgy situations over the years and when one adds them all up any student of human behaviour can only come to one conclusion – he is not to be believed nor trusted.

    • Priss
      3 August 2013 at 8:14 am

      Mclairy, I love your comments. I think they add an extra dimension to Frank’s posts. After I read each of Frank’s posts, I look for your comments to see your take on the issues.

      Thank you!

    • SpaceMonkey
      5 August 2013 at 9:53 am

      You echo my thoughts… what kind of leverage does Johnny Boy hold over Dunne? Something in the emails.

  3. 3 August 2013 at 8:50 am

    It seems that even pro-National columnist, John Armstrong, has had a gutsful of Key’s shenanigans and duplicitous dealings;

    Govt betrayal on a monumental scale

    A response I left on the Comments section;

    Well to the point, Mr Armstrong.

    What astounds me – as much as Key’s dubious behaviour – is that Peter Dunne has been effectively spied on, with the release of his emails, phone log, and god knows what else.

    And yet he still supports the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Amendment Bill and Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill which will allow state organs such as the GCSB to spy on all of us?!?!

    The truly scary thing, I find, is that Dunne has learned nothing from his experience. Having been victimised by State power – especially originating andf orchestrated by the Prime Minister’s office – he is still prepared to vote for more spying in our society.

    A man who does not learn from experience is simply a fool.

    Something that Ohariu voters might care to reflect on, come the election next year.

    • Vagabundo
      3 August 2013 at 9:59 pm

      And all it took was a gross violation of the privacy of one of their own for the knuckleheads to start doing their jobs and scrutinise the current government.

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