Somehow Brownlee’s got away with it.
Felix Marwick did good work on his OIA, to find out that Gerry Brownlee’s account of events didn’t stack up.
Oddly only Rodney Hide is calling him out for it.
He forced his way through (entry was “not freely given”), without a boarding pass, and could have had a term of imprisonment. He also wasn’t in the hurry he said he was – he had time to not just get said boarding pass for him & his assistants, but also to buy gum and a drink.
Breaking the rules he was meant to enforce, arrogance beyond belief, and lying. Aaron Gilmore did far less, and was out of parliament before he knew what he’d done.
How is Brownlee not being forced to respond, let alone resign, by the media? A much bigger fish to catch, and they just let him go.
They’re somewhat distracted by McCully’s Saudi dodgy-deal, but surely one good scandal deserves another?