Hot on the heels of Peter Dunne’s privacy problems another MP claims to have had an attempt made to breach his rights of privacy.
As noted by Idiot Savant Winston Peters has made some startling claims in Parliament this afternoon. He asked the Prime Minister if he was aware of any occasion where Key’s staff had sought or reviewed the phone records of a private citizen for reasons other than national security? Key could not rule it out. Then Peters in the general debate claimed that Police had wanted to access his phone records because someone wearing a New Zealand First T shirt had been seen outside the venue of the Teapot tape when the famous cuppa occurred. This information is apparently contained in the information release about the teapot case that recently occurred.
Of major concern is that the file apparently records that Mr Key’s Chief of Staff Wayne Eagleson had been “kept in the loop” during the investigation.
The Herald reports Peters as saying:
There is information in a police file that says police would have to take Winston Peters’ phone records to lay charges and make a case against Bradley Ambrose … [m]y telephone records were going to be seized in an operation that was sparked by the Prime Minister’s office and monitored by the Prime Minister’s office.
This is not Zimbabwe. This is New Zealand.
This is yet another example where rights of privacy appear to have been trashed for the benefit of the Prime Minister. New Zealand if you are not already you should be very afraid …