Regular readers will know that I’m not one for the current epidemic of drop kicks on twitter being outraged and demanding apologies.
It seems John Key is like me in that respect and has basically said Phil Goff isn’t going to get one from him.
Prime Minister John Key says he will not offer an apology to Labour’s Phil Goff and is defending his office against any claims of wrongdoing over the involvement in the OIA request by Whaleoil blogger Cam Slater to SIS head Warren Tucker.
A report on Dirty Politics allegations released this morning found former SIS director Warren Tucker failed to take adequate steps to maintain the spy agency’s political neutrality.
Speaking soon after the report’s release this morning, Mr Key said the Inspector General’s report had cleared his office of any wrongdoing and no apology was necessary.
“The report makes it absolutely crystal clear that my office did nothing that was either unprofessional or breached any of the requirements on them.”
He also countered Labour’s accusations he was using SIS information for political purposes, accusing Labour of leaking selected parts of the Inspector General’s report to the media yesterday in advance of its release. Â Â Read more »