I was just checking out the blogs and discovered this little gem on Kiwiblog:
# Stephen Franks Says:
February 16th, 2008 at 7:18 pm
Britain’s had an independent enquiry into Blair/Labour’s ‘Cash for Honours’ scandal.
Anyone want a bet on the chances of getting anything similarily cleansing here?
One problem – Scotland Yard still has credibility as independent of Labour. Sadly the NZ Police in recent electoral matters have been disgraceful.
Excuse me? Now this might not be the Stephen Franks of Act fame that we know and love, but this user does link to Franks’ blog and the Kiwiblog user “Stephen Franks” has made claims to be the ex-mp that seem to bear up.
So this is what the right is reduced to then? A prominent ex-mp and potential National party candidate for Wellington Central is publicly claiming with no evidence whatsoever that the New Zealand police are corrupt and that the government is involved in a bribery scam.
Given Franks is a lawyer I would have thought he’d know something about evidence and libel but apparently not. I’d be very interested if he stands by his allegations or if he is simply engaging in defamatory politicking, because if it’s the latter then (as my old mate Fran would say) the public is entitled to know.