After weeks of griping about dirty tactics, it has been revealed in the NBR that Key ordered the tax-payer funded National Party research unit to rake over the records of Prime Minister Clark’s husband Peter Davis’s academic grants looking for a smear. Clark revealed the attempted smear in an interview on AltTV.
‘In June this year when the health research council grants grants were announced my husband got a grant,’ Miss Clark said, ‘because he’s a researcher at a university, goes back 40 years. When those grants were announced National put in an Official Information Act request demanding to see all the reviewers’ reports, really trying to get at some kind of smear that my husband got grants not because of his academic reputation but because of me.’
Suffice to say, National’s attack on Clark’s family was a fizzer
Is it appropriate for Key to order taxpayer funds to be spent trolling through the affairs of the family of another politician, especially as he has demanded that no-one look into his past?
You can watch the AltTV interview on Sky or streaming on the internet at www.alttv.co.nz at 8pm.