Cam Slater

Good on John Key for telling Goff to naff off over apology

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.    Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

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It’s Monday and I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with pinko attack blogger David Farrar

Our topics will be:

  • First up we’ve got the winners and losers in the Labour line up.
  • Then  moving on and the hand wringing goes on over Roger Sutton’s resignation.   Read more »

The Huddle at 1740

newstalkzb

It’s Monday and I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with pinko attack blogger David Farrar

Our topics will be:

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

As usual I will post the audio in the morning.

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The Huddle at 1740

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It’s Monday and I’m on ZB with Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Josie Pagani again.

Our topics will be:

  • So first up we’ve got cabinet today discussing the issue of our involvement with the international military action against ISIS. Seems like we’re poised to help out in some shape or form. David Shearer doesn’t think we should commit troops to the effort. Perhaps he’d like us to hire some of those mercenary firms he is dead keen on. Meanwhile we’ve got a couple of whack jobs in our own back yard too popping up to say what a great job ISIS is doing. Read more »

The Huddle

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Last night Susan Wood sat in for Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Jock Anderson and myself.

Our topics were:

  • Labour Leadership race
  • Parliament swearing in, but grumbles about allegiance to the Queen rather than Te Tiriti
  • Australia has backed off its anti-burqa law

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The Huddle at 1740

newstalkzb

It’s Monday and Susan Wood is sitting in for Larry Williams to do The Huddle with Jock Anderson and myself.

Our topics will be:

  • Labour Leadership race
  • Parliament swearing in, but grumbles about allegiance to the Queen rather than Te Tiriti
  • Australia has backed off its anti-burqa law

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and normal methods.

As usual I will post the audio in the morning.

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The Huddle

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Yesterday it was Monday and as usual Larry Williams had The Huddle with Jock Anderson and myself.

Our topics were:

  • David Cunliffe withdraws from Labour leadership race, endorses Andrew Little
  • John Key’s anti terror laws. Are they actually needed? Why does everyone seem to be against it?
    You can listen online via iHeartRadio and usual methods.

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The Huddle at 1740

newstalkzb

It’s Monday and as usual Larry Williams has The Huddle with Jock Anderson and myself.

Our topics will be:

  • David Cunliffe withdraws from Labour leadership race, endorses Andrew Little
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  • John Key’s anti terror laws.  Are they actually needed?  Why does everyone seem to be against it?

You can listen online via iHeartRadio and usual methods.

As usual I will post the audio in the morning.

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Dear Danyl…

Before you read on have a look at this tweet and who re-tweeted it.

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Now, yesterday I received an email from Danyl McLauchlan:

Hi Cameron –

DPF might have mentioned this to you: Victoria University Press has asked me to write a book about Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics book, and one of the aims of the book is to get comments from the people written about in Hager’s book who didn’t get a right of reply there. And, so, gallingly, I have to interview you, or at least ask you for an interview.

If you consent to this – And you DON”T have to! – I’m trying to arrange a time to come up to Auckland, but if you find yourself in Wellington in the near future and have an hour to chat then that’d be great. Also, if you have any questions you want me to put to Hager, or anyone else, then let me know.

Cheers,

Danyl

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The Huddle

newstalkzb

It’s Monday and as usual Larry Williams has The Huddle with Jock Anderson and myself.

Our topics will be:

  • National’s cabinet reshuffle.
  • The electricity cuts in Auckland. A two sided affair, businesses take a hit – and these kind of power cuts shouldn’t be happening. BUT also there was a bit of overkill in relation to the media coverage and the term “crisis” being bandied about.
  • Nicky Hager getting raided by the Police.

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