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10:34 am, December 8th, 2010 - 34 comments
Categories: accountability, auckland supercity, bill english, democracy under attack, Gerry Brownlee, john key, national/act government - Tags: CERRA
You not only can expect to be spied on more after an overhaul of the SIS, but you sure as hell shouldn’t be allowed to know how they are going to do it. It’s your freedom they’re protecting, so you should expect a reduction in liberty to achieve that. And we certainly can’t be allowed to watch the watchers, to ensure the rules are fair. John Key knows we can’t be trusted. (and he can’t even be bothered to explain why)
You think we should know how our public service is coping with the recession? Bill English doesn’t think so: you can’t be trusted.
Indeed a fair chunk of ministers don’t think you can be trusted with the answers to your OIA requests.
Canterbury citizens can’t be trusted to elect ECAN.
Aucklanders couldn’t be trusted to decide how they wanted their local government to work.
But somehow, we’re all supposed to trust Gerry Brownlee with CERRA.
Because National know best.
(oh, if only we were important enough for wikileaks to look into our government…)