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Just made for Winston

Written By: - Date published: 9:59 pm, August 13th, 2014 - 26 comments
Categories: nz first, winston peters - Tags: , ,

Ok, you remember what happened last election…. Then there are these statements sent earlier this evening.

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A DARK DAY IN NEW ZEALAND POLITICS

Author Nicky Hager’s book is a most disappointing expose that reveals a Nixonian element arising in New Zealand politics, says New Zealand First.

“In short, taxpayers resources have been used both publicly and privately to attack all manner of public figures with the objective of gaining political advantage,” says Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

“Of course there will be denials but this story is about the communications between the accused and they cannot deny it.

“This is the story of what the accused did in thousands of emails showing their behaviour.

“Sadly for the Prime Minister it goes to his office in the same way it went to Nixon’s office during the Watergate scandal.

“New Zealanders who for so long did not believe, or did not want to believe, that we would politically behave this way, like the release of the emails behind the book “The Hollow Men”, now have to admit that this is the  political environment which now prevails.

“The basis is the emails of the accused and frankly it is senseless for them to try to deny it.

“This is a very dark day in New Zealand politics,” says Mr Peters.

ENDS

This is followed up with an advisory…

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New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters will speak about “dirty politics” tomorrow in Hamilton

When:  12.45pm, Thursday, August 14, 2014

Where: Garden Place, Hamilton

I think I know someone who; 5 weeks out from an election thinks he has just had a few percent tacked on to his party votes. After all remember the “cup of tea” in Epsom last election..

26 comments on “Just made for Winston”

  1. karol 1

    And there was an attempt by Slater et al, apparently reported in the book, to catch Peters on video drunk.

  2. Jim 2

    And we are supposed to be supporting someone who thinks ‘two wongs don’t make a white’ and who drug Richard ‘Wogistan’ Prosser out of well-deserved obscurity into parliament? Give me a FUCKING break!

    • lprent 2.1

      Don’t need to support him. There are plenty of other people in the NZ First constituency doing that.

      However you do need to observe him.

  3. weka 3

    Yep, as soon as Hager said Peters was one of the targets of Slater/Ede I thought that’s NZF’s 5% in the bag. Bugger.

    The message is still: if you want a change of govt vote for a party on the left (and that’s not NZF).

  4. Tom Jackson 4

    This sort of stuff is like Viagra for Winston.

    I live in the Waikato. Imma go see this. Just to see him in full flood.

  5. just saying 5

    Have any of the left-wing parties made a statement?

    I’m very curious about how all the parties will approach this. Particularly interested in seeing Key’s approach. I’m sure it will be slick and effective, but I can’t quite imagine how it will go. I don’t think his response will be entirely predictable because he’s as clever as he is amoral. I think the bingo board will be a better predictor of his lackies.

    • Tom Jackson 5.1

      I saw Clare Curran tweeted about it, but Cunliffe might as well be on the moon.

      My guess is that they’re conferring about how to spin it, which is probably the wise thing to do. Winston is going to go bonkers, as everyone expects and hopes he will.

    • weka 5.2

      js, Key’s response: “Cynically-timed attack book from well-known left-wing conspiracy theorist”

      By my count that’s 3 or 4 Bingo squares in one sentence 😉

      • just saying 5.2.1

        Maybe he’s not so clever after all. His lack of morality, however, is certain.

        Can’t help thinking his advisors must be working their arses off to come up with something a bit fresher.

    • lprent 5.3

      The Greens just started. But this one came through at about 7pm!

  6. meconism 6

    Can you now vote for Winston knowing categorically that he will not support a Key led National Govt? I think we might be getting closer to that proposition.

    • I don’t think I could ever vote for him, but I’ve had a soft spot for him for a long time, and I tend to think that behind some of the more obvious BS he’s a minor force for good in NZ.

      Plus he cracks me up.

    • weka 6.2

      “Can you now vote for Winston knowing categorically that he will not support a Key led National Govt? I think we might be getting closer to that proposition.”

      Nope. If Key resigns, nothing to stop Peters from supporting National. Even if Key stays, nothing to stop Peters from supporting National if he gets the right deal.

  7. Local Kiwi 7

    Winston is right.

    He should know better than anyone how parliament works and thinks.

    I have met Winston in Gisborne as he spoke to save our rail, a true from the heart man he really is even when he had an elder badgering him about the treaty of Waitangi, and he was so patient.

    He needs a chance to do what’s right for this country, not what the poisoned media portray him as.

    We need Winston back in Government to clean out this crap.
    The speaker David Carter sounded like Hitler most of the parliamentary session, threatening anyone who would challenge his obstinate rulings.

    This is another chapter of Watergate right?

    Hacking in to another Political party database?

    We know how that ended with Richard Nixon resigning so we should have Key do what Nixon said, “I will resign effective at noon today”

    Just to put the icing on the cake folks wasn’t it John Key that said in Parliament during Q+A about a month or so ago in responses to David Cunliffe’s pointed questions over Kim.com and Orivida, —-Key said; “you want me to find dirt on you all, I have got it all in my draw”

    Winston was there that day as I watched the statement as all politician’s did.

    But he hung himself anyway.

    Why has MSM just two days ago rigged a poll saying 64% of National voters state that they believe national relies to much on John Key?

    Guess they knew what they were doing was leaked.

    Key said two years ago “if NZ gets negative I will just get up and leave,”

    I will help him pack. –

  8. Bearded Git 8

    +1 LK.

  9. Dont worry. Be happy 9

    You know when this sort of Mafia stand over on politicians and journalists is exposed….you get to wondering about other stories…Maybe not such a good idea….just wondering is all…did Mrs D come clean because she wanted to inspire others ( i hope that is why) but now part of me wonders if her husband, a senior political journo was made aware that her secret was already out and that he should toe the line. Thats why this sort of politics is so filthy. Anyone can look compromised.

  10. fambo 10

    I don’t think it was Cameron Slater who spied Winston Peters at Kim Dotcom’s mansion. I think it was the SIS who would have had 24/7 surveilance of the property. Slater is too busy a man to sit there in a car peering at the front gate. I doubt he would have gone to the expense of hiring anyone else to either. This of course, means that Russel Norman was also spied visiting by the same source. I expect the SIS has been feeding John Key useful information all along, especially given he is the Minister for it, and his good friend is its Head. What Nicky Hager found in his book is probably just one instance of what was happening on an ongoing basis.

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