No more Fiji holidays for Chippy

I doubt Chris Hipkins will be holidaying in Fiji anytime soon after going full retard over a simple piece of software.

He accused the government of spying on him which is extremely unlikely unless they were interested in young girls or recipes for pink cocktails with umbrellas.

Parliamentary Service told Hipkins the email he tried to forward was picked up by the secure system because he “sent it to a domain that does not use SEEMail” – in this case, Fairfax.

SEEMail is the agency used by Parliamentary Service for MPs and staff emails.

“SEEMail is an all of government secure messaging system that we subscribe to. SEEMail classified messages can only be sent to-from approved government departments and agencies,” Parliamentary Service wrote.

Parliamentary Service went on to confirm they had blocked the email because the attachment he was trying to send contained the words “SEEMail” and “sensitive”.

Hipkins says this is a “clear breach of parliamentary privilege”.

“That’s outrageous, they have no right to be screening the emails being sent by Members of Parliament. It shouldn’t matter where I got the information from, they’ve got no right to monitor my emails in the first place.”

“I know that National is now cosying up to (Fiji Prime Minister) Frank Bainimarama, but that doesn’t mean they can adopt his dictatorial, anti-democratic methods here in New Zealand,” he said.

On further investigation, Labour staff found various other examples in the last few weeks where emails had been blocked – previously they’ve not had any issues.

“If someone leaks a government document to me and I send it to media that’s my business,” Hipkins said.

You’d think these Labour muppets would know that no one is actually spying on them. Most large corporates have such software to prevent hostile attachments affecting their business. Parliamentary Services is no different.

I hope he enjoys being on the same list as Michael Field and Barbara Dreaver.

 

– Fairfax

  • Sailor Sam

    KDS to the fore here.
    It is parliamentary services, not the National party , that is responsible for security of emails.
    So I call on Hipkins to makepublic what he tried to send, so that we may see for ourselves wht the content was.
    He was going to send it to Fairfax, so it would have been in the public domain anyway.

    • sheppy

      What’s the bet that it started or ended with “it’s all John Keys fault”

  • R&BAvenger

    “You’d think these Labour muppets would know that no one is actually spying on them. Most large corporates have such software to prevent hostile attachments affecting their business. Parliamentary Services is no different.”

    That’s right. I work for a multinational that restricts access to certain types of website and is very stringeint on IT security, with ‘White Hat’ phising test emails from time to time and the like.

    The reason these muppets don’t get it it is because most have never had a real job in their lives and have always had their snout in the public trough.

  • RAS

    I guess Hipkins needs to set up a private email server…

    • Jman

      Hillary Clinton can show him how it’s done.

  • Teakay

    Funny, I thought “leaking” information to the media was “dirty politics”. Oh, sorry this was a left wing politician so it doesn’t count!

  • Nechtan

    Personally I would have been concerned if Parliamentary services weren’t/aren’t screening emails.

    • OneTrack

      That’s just crazy right-wing talk.

  • Keanne Lawrence

    All those toys being thrown out of the cot and all over somebody not being complicate in his springing a leak. Great to know that such things are not only being done but being seen to be done as this little tosser runs to the Media part mothers.
    Most expect the main concession the Fiji Prime Minister will get is a free pass to the rugby.
    Irrelevant but interesting that an evening spent with the Fiji rugby team in the pub when they toured with home grown officials for the first time rendered a sterling silver version of their team badge. Impressive. No such response to my expense account claim for that trip though.

  • Steely Man

    Perhaps Chippy should revisit this episode of Yes Minister before getting too up in arms… (Series 2 episode 3)

  • “If someone leaks a government document to me and I send it to media that’s my business,” A sure indicator these guys don’t live in the real world, my company email is monitored and if I sent a sensitive email to media (and got caught) I would probably be looking for a new job tomorrow.

  • Nechtan

    This can’t be the first blocked email unless the screening procedure has only been introduced recently. Why the “outrage” unless Chris is popping smoke to distract from Angry Andrew’s release of the UMR poll?

  • Crowgirl

    So no one is allowed to screen Chippy’s emails sent in his capacity as an MP, but Labour wants John Key’s text messages to be open for them to pry through? Righto.

  • Doug

    Claire Trevett

    @CTrevettNZH
    Parliamentary Service says the SEEMail system which scans MPs’ emails was introduced prior to 2007.
    10:30 AM – 14 Sep 2016

    How incontinent.

  • Rick H

    >>“If someone leaks a government document to me and I send it to media that’s my business,” Hipkins said.<<

    I thought that doing what he says is "my business" is called "Treason"
    punishable by the death penalty until Labour removed that possibility – and then ever since have all been doing treasonous acts.

  • Dumrse

    Hipkins has probably committed other treasonous acts given his comments supporting such actions. It must rip his ration book having to be so noisy knowing he hasn’t got a hope in hell of being in a Labour led Government any time soon.

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