Aug 7, 2008

Privileges Committee

How should the Privileges Committee undertake its investigation? We were asked by a reader. Here is what we would do:

Well we hope that it sees the need to interview the key players. We would start with Owen Glenn, to find out how the money was paid, to whom, and also who suggested to Glenn that a payment to NZ Firts might be helpful. That person should be interviewed also. Winston's lawyer of course needs to explain the operation of the legal fund, who else has donated, how those donaations have been handled, why these donations have been/ not been declared in the past etc. Some of the NZ First staff and office holders would be called next. Finally, after all this evidence has been heard, Winston should be given the opportunity to answer questions.