Goff on DPS

On RadioLive May 6… Goff was talking about security at Waitangi….

WILLIE JACKSON:  No security?

PHIL GOFF:  No, I said that’s the one exception. That’s because they insist on being there. But you know, I’m telling you this, if any department’s budget blew out by 20 per cent you’d want to know why. And frankly, I’m fed up with hearing the excuse I didn’t know about it, you know, it wasn’t my concern, I’m not responsible, somebody else did it, I wasn’t driving it. You know, you’ve got to front up to some personal responsibility.

Phil Goff has totally undermined Labour’s point of attack on the DPS security around the Prime Minister.  Phil now admits he has no choice whether the DPS follow him or not – but claims the PM does? I don’t know how that works.

He said the DPS weren’t with Clark at Parliament.  He was wrong.

He said the Budget blowout was all the fault of the PM.  This was wrong and a breakdown of figures show Labour’s overspend on  VIP protection was larger.
Then yesterday Hipkins criticises DPS shiftworkers for taking a break together in a pathetic and dangerous attack on their professionalism.

Labour thinks the Government has its priorities wrong.

Gimme a break.


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