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Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, August 7th, 2008 - 18 comments
Categories: crime, labour - Tags:

This just in from Radio NZ:

Police are investigating a break-in at the electorate office of a senior Labour MP, David Cunliffe, in Auckland.

Nothing was taken in the burglary but Mr Cunliffe’s computer was apparently tampered with.

Mr Cunliffe’s office has confirmed a complaint has been made to the police about the incident.

Meanwhile, National is continuing to accuse Labour of indulging in a “dirty tricks” campaign…

No word from John Key yet on whether the break-in was part of a National Party “dirty tricks” campaign against Labour.

Because, by his own logic, it has to be.

18 comments on “Break-in ”

  1. Draco TB 1

    After intense analysis it can only be determined that National have dispensed with advice from Crosby/Textor and are now listening to Michael Jackson. Favourite tracks seem to be Beat It and Thriller

  2. Phil 2

    No word yet from ‘The Standard’ on whether the computer was part of the Labour Party’s secret agenda.

  3. Tane 3

    Phil, I’m sure if they had one I’d have heard about it through one of my contacts. Labour’s ‘agenda’, if there is one, appears to be to plod along with a moderate social democratic programme while keeping the neoliberal reforms fundamentally intact.

    And bro, if they had a secret agenda I doubt they’d be keeping it on David Cunliffe’s electorate office computer.

  4. Phil. desperate. you used to be so much better than this

  5. lprent 5

    Is it the same ‘Phil’. The quality went down when the identicon changed. Could be a different one?

    Maybe we’re expecting too much because of a previous Phil’s standard?

  6. Phil 6

    If you’re going to pig-f**k a break-in to sound like a National party version of Watergate…

    Steve. sad.
    Our relationship has lost its spark – I miss the happier times just as much as you – but your posts aren’t enough to keep a man satisfied anymore.

  7. forgetaboutthelastone 7

    Johnkey may require the services of Sherlock Holmes for this one.

  8. Phil 8

    “Could be a different one?”

    Changed from using work email to a personal one – still the same person behind the PC.

  9. lprent 9


  10. Craw 10

    Looks like someone was just out “getting the facts”. What’s wrong with that? Labour breaks the law and changes the rules every few months. That’s how they want the campaigns to go. Can’t find the nasty, bad, naughty, “criminal”? Oh boo hoo. Gee, hope nothing turns up on the news about the hidden agendas of Labour, eh?

  11. Tane 11

    Phil. I was not making any accusation – the contrary, I was pointing out how stupid it was of Key to jump to such a conclusion himself.

  12. Phil 12

    Is it really that stupid? Put yourself in JK’s shoes for a moment (scary, I know…)

    So far he’s had emails stolen and conversations secretly taped. Having someone rifle through your garbage makes the trifecta.

  13. Phil 13

    I think that should be in another thread…

  14. Anita 14


    So far [John Key]’s had emails stolen


    and conversations secretly taped.


  15. Pascal's bookie 15

    “Put yourself in JK’s shoes for a moment”


    “The Labour party is stealing my socks.”

  16. gobsmacked 16

    Flip-flops or slippers?

  17. Phil 17

    PB/gobs – I cannot think of a comeback even remotely suitable… the best I can do is something about HC and Ugboots, but it’s not remotely as funny. Very well done to you.

    The emails are the intellectual property of their authors and recipients. Hagar used them without authorisation. Therefore, by definition, they are stolen. Whether they were leaked by a member of Brash’s office/staff is irrelevant.
    The recordings were made without the knowledge or authorisation of National MP’s in question – that’s a secretive act.

    As an aside, I wonder if JK was taped too?

  18. Lew 18

    Phil: Hager avers that he received the emails from someone who was legitimately authorised to possess them.


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