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. 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 can’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 doesn’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.
“I’m concerned these changes will damage our international reputation and restrict our ability to conduct trade negotiations in New Zealand’s best interests,” said Phil Goff. Read more »