Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, November 16th, 2011 - 116 comments
Winston Peters is suggesting that in the transcript of the PM’s meeting with Banks, John Key made some derogatory remarks about the older New Zealanders that tend to support New Zealand First, along the lines of “not to worry [about Winston’s support] they’re dying off”. Slagging off older New Zealanders (ie. the ones that always vote) is a sure way to lose an election.
Could Key really be so clueless? Well yes, when you look at the excuses he’s trotting out – probably.
Written By: - Date published: 4:49 pm, November 15th, 2011 - 70 comments
A lawyer representing victims of the News of the World phone hacking scandal says that Key’s comparing that event to the recorded conversation with Banks is a “cheap shot”, and the recording should be released. (Good work from 3 News.) How’s Key going to justify gagging the media now?
Written By: - Date published: 7:31 am, November 15th, 2011 - 25 comments
John: “I hear you might be able to get your hands on something to get me through the Election?”
Written By: - Date published: 4:31 pm, November 14th, 2011 - 101 comments
Key says he’s “not bothered in the slightest about the tape”, but he’s laying a complaint with the police. Meanwhile the contents of the tape are being described as “potentially game-changing”…