Now that the SSC report from Paula Rebstock is out we can see Phil Goff’s lies over the leak exposed for all to see.
David Farrar points out the obvious:
Now X of course has name suppression which means that suspicion will fall not just on him, but all former Labour parliamentary staff. Â If they find it hard to get jobs in departments or companies that require professionalism and confidentiality, then they should blame X for his name suppression which leaves the rest of them under a cloud of suspicion.
I canâ€™t find the exact reference but I recall Phil Goff claiming the leaks were from affected MFAT diplomats. If Person x is the leaker (which is almost certain), then Phil Goff lied because I guess saying it is a leak from a former staff member who is a temporary clerk in the SSC doesnâ€™t sound as good.
At the time of the leaks Goff says he was worried about the impact the cuts might have on our international reputation.
â€śIâ€™m concerned these changes will damage our international reputation and restrict our ability to conduct trade negotiations in New Zealandâ€™s best interests,â€ť said Phil Goff.Â Read more »