When is an independent inquiry not?

The answer to this one is easy.

When Labour created the Independent Inquiry of course.

The three on the panel are:

David Shand – former Labour Councilor in Wgtn, former student activist and former Labour Party candidate for wellington Central (in 1972). I note Mark Burton neglected to mention David Shand’s Labour affiliation when announcing his independent inquiry.
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-BarVict-c9.html#name-036205-1
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00016.htm

Christine Cheyne – A so called specialist in community welfare, who appears to be a Marxist judging by her 1991 essay on Post Marxism and Retro Marxism: Theorising the impasse of the left.
http://www.massey.ac.nz/~nzsrda/nzssreps/journals/sites/sites23.htm

Graeme Horsley – a professional valuer who appears to have been appointed by Labour to various boards in the past, including the BOPDHB.
http://text.labour.org.nz/AnnetteKing/news/dhbapts/index.html

So much for independence….I wonder if perhaps the MSM might bother to do a little research for once instead of leaving it to the blogs?

Chance would be a fine thing.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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