Does anyone really believe a Treasury official just happened to accidentally drop a notebook full of secrets on The Terrace then one of only a couple of dozen political reporters in the country, Julian Robins from Radio New Zealand, just happened to pick it up, read it, and realise what he had found?
Pull the other one.
I think this – like the Superfund leak that exposed English’s lies, like the ‘Chopper Tolley’ story, and all the others – shows that officials are concerned at the secret and often incompetent way this government is handling the buisness of governing. They’re leaking an unprecedented amount of information.
Good. It’s great fun and it’s the only way we can find out what the Nats are really up to.