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.
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....
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"
Cover up almost complete - Scapegoat found and outed.
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...
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.