Sep 25, 2008

AXIS Goes Into Crisis Mode

With attempts to smear John Key having failed the Labour First Axis Government has gone into crisi lockdown overnight following the news that a senior Minister and an NZ First staffer had tried to pervert the course of justice. Both Labour and NZ First are denying any wrong doing. A pity they have no credibility left with the media or the NZ public.

This from Audrey Young in the NZ Herald

Labour and New Zealand First last night denied attempting to pervert the course of justice over the privileges report on New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.
The serious accusation was made by Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples - who also condemned Mr Peters' attacks on the Maori Party.
The accusations follow Tuesday's majority vote of censure by Parliament against Mr Peters for knowingly filing a false return of pecuniary interests, notably a $100,000 donation for his legal expenses from Monaco-based billionaire Owen Glenn.
The Maori Party held the balance of power on the vote in the House and it supported the censure motion.

If it had changed its vote and joined Labour and New Zealand First, it could have blocked it.
Dr Sharples said a minister telephoned him twice - on Sunday and on Monday - to try to persuade the Maori Party to oppose the censure motion.
He also said a New Zealand First staff member had sought to influence MP Te Ururoa Flavell - who was on the privileges committee - during a meeting.