A quick Google search could really assist the Prime Minister, as could a read of the Herald and several blogs….she could also have asked her ex-Attorney General exactly what prima facie means, but oh no, not Aunty Helen, she knows best.
She repeated in parliament her lie about what prima facie actually means;
Rt Hon HELEN CLARK: I suggest that the Leader of the Opposition take advice about what āprima facieā actually means. It does not mean that there is evidence that would stand up in court
mmmm-kay, I suggest to the Prime Minister that she in fact takes advice about "prima facie" actually means.
And here is a little clue….not what you said that is for sure. Not even on the first 10 pages of the google search can I find what she said as a definition for prima facie.
And just in case she is blind and dim as well here is the Wikipedia definition. Again not at all what she said.
Prima facie is a Latin expression meaning "at first sight," used in common law jurisdictions to denote evidence that is sufficient, if not rebutted, to prove a particular proposition or fact.
So it goes like this; At first sight there is evidence that is sufficient, if not rebutted, to prove that Labour over spent it allowance under the Electoral Act by $440,000.
How fucking complicated is that…obviously too complicated for Clark and co to grasp.
How about this then; At first sight there is evidence that is sufficient, if not rebutted, to prove that David Benson-Pope assaulted students in his care as a teacher.
Or what about this doozy; At first sight there is evidence that is sufficient, if not rebutted, to prove that Helen Clark committed an act of forgery.
And the only place to rebutt that evidence is a court of law.