Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: Kim Dotcom: all the fault of the Immigration Act?

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  • DexterX,

    Shearer is not a fool – The Labour caucus would be foolish not to support Shearer and help him drive the issue.

    When the house resumes Davis Shearer will be able to exercise parliamentary privilege in an effort to out "the truth".

    There are too many layers and a group involved in the wider thing for Key to be as smug as he currently appears.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX,


    The Planet Key Magical Secrecy Tour Bus.

    John Key - "Hey everybody stay calm, I think I've got it all under control - no leaks here".

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    I see a GCSB employee, agent CX (110) has been
    put on "gardening leave"
    What happened to agents 86 and 99?

    The border between chaos and control
    still seems parlous and porous....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I discovered the other day that GCSB has its own creche/preschool.

    It's a pity they don't have a primary school as well:

    Little Johnny: "What does your dad do then?"
    Little Jimmy: "He's a spy"
    Kids: "boring! All our dads are spies"
    Little Johnny: "My dad's an estate agent"
    Kids: "Liar!!"

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • DexterX, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Cover up almost complete - Scapegoat found and outed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1224 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Mr Key told Parliament Mr Peters was "referring to a chap whose last name I do not know; his first name is Regan.

    I thought Regan was a second name like Ronald Regan. This two first names/right leaning thing has no end?.
    /gets cloak and dagger...

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Marc C,

    What an excellent bit of research and legal analysis this is! Thanks for that. We know by now, that Key picks and chooses whatever arguments may suit his agenda. Was it not similar with the 100 per cent pure defence in the Steven Sakur interview on BBC a couple of years back? One scientist says what matters (backed by the majority of scientists), but Key would have nothing of it, saying that is just what one scientist said about NZ's poor environmental record.

    He does it with every topic and issue. No-one owns the water is another one. That may well be so under traditional common law, but with the Treaty of Waitangi being accepted under law to at least some fair degree now, he forgets any customary Maori law that may at least in certain cases overrule the old British common law.

    The list could go on, and if the mainstream media would bother to look at Key's comments more closely and disect them, this man would not get away with half he gets away with. Sadly most in the wider public just shrug it all off, cannot bother looking at details, and they let him get away with it.

    A thorough inquiry into the Dotcom Affair is justified.

    Auckland • Since Oct 2012 • 437 posts Report Reply

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