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.