ACT is turning to increasingly desperate attempts to win media attention. Raising Roger Douglas from the dead didn’t work (he only got 6 people to come to his latest speech). Now, Heather Roy has named a police informant in Parliament. This pathetic attempt to raise a petty scandal has put the life of the informant in danger and will have a chilling effect on future potential informants. The issue of whether the Police protected the informant when they shouldn’t have ought to have been handled through a non-public inquiry, not Roy’s dangerous grandstanding.
The end result will be to discourage informants, making the Police’s job harder and resulting in more criminals staying free. Good one, Heather.