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Dear John – Time to answer a few questions! – Hone Harawira


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The following statement was issued on 14 August by Mana Movement leader, Hone Harawira;


“When Cameron Slater says about Kim Dotcom ‘I have lots on him…death by a thousand cuts…wait till you see what comes out in coming weeks on that fat c***t’, you have to ask whether this is the same Cameron Slater that Prime Minister calls a close friend”.

“The release of the book Dirty Politics is a game-changer that I sincerely hope results in the current government being voted out of office”, said Harawira. “Questions about secret deals done between nasty and malicious bloggers with direct access to the Prime Minister’s office and their role in undermining the democratic process, demand answers.”

“And although John Key and his cronies want to make this all about Nicky Hager’s credibility, the fact is that Hager is a credible investigative journalist who is meticulous in his work and has never been proven wrong. What this whole ugly episode is about … is dirty politics.”

“Prime Minister John Key himself has spoken often of his closeness to Cameron Slater who is mentioned throughout Dirty Politics for trying to derail my campaign, looking for ‘dirt’ on the Internet Party, and a whole host of attacks against Kim Dotcom, including one rant which reads “I hope the bastard is sweating between his fat rolls…I have lots on him…death by a thousand cuts…wait till you see what comes out in coming weeks on that fat c***t.”

“Really Mr Prime Minister – is this guy Cameron Slater really a close friend of yours? Did you know what your good friend has been up to? Did you approve any of it?”

“Or are you going to let your senior press secretary, Jason Ede, take the hit for all this, because his name keeps cropping up as well.”

“And while we’re dropping names, perhaps you can explain to the public some of the comments attributed to other people closely associated with your office, whose names also crop up throughout Dirty Politics, people like David Farrar who was Publications and Information Manager within the Prime Minister’s Office, Judith Collins who is the current Minister of Justice, ACC and Ethnic Affairs, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand’s Taxpayers Union, and Cameron Slater himself, Whale Oil Blogger, and close friend of the Prime Minister.”

“This book is a damming expose on how the Prime Minister’s Office operates, and shows the true side of National’s ‘attack politics’ that gives real weight to the description of Key as the ‘Smiling Assassin’.”

“I congratulate Nicky Hager for showing the country the underbelly of National Party politics, and showing how digging dirt on their opponents has become more important for National than feeding hungry kids or building houses for the homeless.”

Hone Harawira,
MP, Te Tai Tokerau
Leader, Mana Movement


Well said, Mr Harawira.

I concur with each and every word.





20 september 2014 VOTE

Above image acknowledgment: Francis Owen/Lurch Left Memes



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  1. Deb Kean
    15 August 2014 at 4:15 pm

    On Radio NZ this morning Key was both dissing Hager as a conspiracy theorist and unreliable, and hanging Slater out to dry.

  2. 17 August 2014 at 3:38 am

    And so, the worm turns for New Zealand’s own Francis Urquhart.

    Urquhart: “Nothing lasts forever. Even the longest, the most glittering reign must come to an end someday.”

    Bye, John. I’d say it’s been a pleasure, but some of us have ethical issues with lying for a living.

    • 17 August 2014 at 8:35 am

      Ah, Perfidion, it will be interesting to see how history remembers Dear Leader. Especially as more and more hidden secrets come out for all to see. Methinks this will be seen as another Dark Era in Aotearoan politics…

  3. 21 August 2014 at 4:04 pm

    I’m afraid so Frank. At least the public at large can see it. It took this to make the masses discuss it though. It’s been needed for many years.

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