I’m over Peter Dunne, the man is a grandstanding bouffant tosspot.
Now he is whining about snooping on MPs when there was none.
An MP who had fallen victim to Parliamentary Service’s snooping before was “shocked” by revelations it was up to its old tricks.
UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne had his email conversations with then-Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance wrongly handed over to a ministerial inquiry by Parliamentary Service in 2013.
The then-head of Parliamentary Service, Geoff Thorn, resigned amid the fallout.
Dunne had already quit as a minister prior to the ministerial inquiry after refusing to hand over his emails for an investigation into the leaking of a Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) report.
Dunne said he was “shocked” and “outraged” to hear Parliamentary Service was defending its computer security that is screening and blocking MPs emails if they contain words like “sensitive” or “classified”.
The Privileges Committee made “very clear statements about the privacy of MPs communications” at the time of the ministerial inquiry into why Dunne’s emails were handed over, he said.
“They appear to have fallen on deaf ears as far as the Parliamentary Service is concerned.”
Peter Dunne wasn’t a victim, he fell for the glad eye of Andrea Vance. He let his little head do his thinking. Read more »