Let’s give Brash his inquiry. The poor demented shell of a man thinks there’s some great conspiracy against him. He’s so deluded he even thinks the Police are biased against National. That’s why they couldn’t find who ‘stole’ his emails.
I’ll tell you why no-one can find who ‘stole’ his emails. They weren’t stolen.
Say what you want about lax security at Parliament. There’s no way some dude rocked up past layers of security guards, up flights of stairs, down corridors, through swipe access doors into the Leader of the Opposition’s office, rifled around, and walked out with hundreds of emails, faxes, calendar entries etc without anyone noticing.
There’s also no way some dude hacked his system without leaving some kind of a digital trace. I’ve been told that by someone who used to run the system. Even if there was a hack that only explains emails, not the rest of the inside material Hager used.
There’s only one way to get such a huge amount of varied information. Leaks. Which is what Hager has said happened all along.
So yes. Let’s give old man Brash his inquiry. Let’s see if we can’t find out who the leakers were.
Oh wait. Key and English have already decided there will be no inquiry. Strange. You would think that if there was a chance to find who ‘stole’ the emails they would jump at it. Any thief would be some kind of lefty, they could demonise the lot of us, mostly importantly Hager.
Guess they know there’s no thief. Guess there’s some skeletons they would prefer to stay in their closets.
The absence of an outcome suits the Nats just fine. Brash, Hooton etc get to keep spouting conspiracy nonsense. Key can discredit Hager without evidence. And they don’t have to suffer the embarrassment of the public knowing who the senior National figures that betrayed Brash are.