More Labour lies on the DPS

I see Trevor Mallard’s claiming (on Kiwiblog) that Goff mis-spoke and his leader didn’t mean to target the police who tail John Key in Parliament but instead Labour is attacking the DPS who look after the PM when he goes to the gym.

This change in tack has been forced on them after one of the major planks of their DPS spending smear on John Key was exposed as a lie by me yesterday.

Hilariously, Trev now agrees Clark did have police with her in Parliament – but only one – and only when she walked to the debating chamber.

Wrong again. Here’s a nice shot of Mallard and Clark at Parliament and two DPS chaps in the background. Is there anything Mallard can get right at the moment?

Mallard and Clark with DPS

However, Mallard’s still claiming Clark never had police with her at the gym.

Trev’s hasty re-write of history leaves us asking whether Clark ever went to the gym.  A quick search tells us see she did.

Braun-Elwert has been impressed with the Prime Minister’s determination. On each trip she has been a little fitter, a little more assured in her climbing. He says she goes to the gym two or three times a week, working hard and systematically on cardio- vascular and upper-arm exercises.

So which gym gym did she go to, 2 or three times a week? Looks like Les Mills in central Auckland:

I do recall Uncle Helen was a regular gym goer at Les Mills in Auckland Central.

So Mallard wants us to believe that Helen Clark never took any security with her when she went to Les Mills in central Auckland.  She didn’t take a VIP car, and didn’t have any police company – she just nipped off to the gym all on her own.

It just doesn’t wash, and I’d be very surprised if no one comes forward to confirm Clark often had company at the gym.

So let’s step back and consider where Labour’s up to with this failed DPS smear:

  1. Labour technically overspent by more on the DPS
  2. Clark had full-time protection (even in Parliament)
  3. While Labour claims the DPS never went with her on holiday – how much did the taxpayer fork out for the flights and accommodation of her company – Darren Hughes, Chris Carter, Peter Kaiser, Peter Davis?
  4. Will Goff decline security and police advice for the election period?
  5. Was Goff lying when he assured a victim of Christchurch that he’d ride from Wellington to show his support with DPS on motorbikes alongside him?
  6. Confirmation that a Labour Government would reject the best police advice and tell them how to do their jobs.

Then there’s Labour’s latest mud flinging exercise about the paint job on the historically listed Premier House in Wellington, which is used by community groups. Farrar mocks this latest piece of Labour dirt.

But let us look at some of the house costs under Labour and see how they compare to around $200,000 on painting Premier House:

  • $1.133m on Vogel House when Jim Anderton lived there
  • $46.6m on Government House
  • $215,000 on Premier House in 2000
  • $177,000 on Matt Robson’s Wadestown Ministerial House

So labour spent the same amount on painting Premier house that they now claim is extravagant for john key, plus there is the outrageous amount they spent on a house for the Governor-General.

The PM had it right on Breakfast this morning when he accused Labour of scraping the bottom of the barrel because no one trusts their gimmicky policies.



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  • speters

    I agree Labour are going nowhere with the DPS smear, but you need to stop bringing up Goff’s statement about DPS on Triumphs. It’s entirely clear in the video that he’s joking, and trying to smear him for that just makes you look as petty as them.

    • whafe

      So what if Goff was joking, making a joke when you are so far off the mark talking a load of shit is the last thing that clown pants should be doing…

      Do you actually think the majority of the population are joking when we say Labour don’t have a clue?

  • kevin

    labour are down-the-toilet. End of story.

  • Mr. Infinity

    There’s a Labour party?

  • mediatart

    Labour were spending money that wasnt borrowed, in fact there was plenty left over to virtually pay off government debt.
    The painting is a “nice to have in tough times”, when all government departments have to “make do with less” sinc ethe government is “borrowing $300 mill a week”

    Bill English and Keys mantra for the last couple of months. But of course they are just “hollow men” who say one thing but do the opposite.
    The money is small cheeses but its a brilliant strategy to undermine this incompetant governments record in the run up to the election.

    Harden up princesses !!!.

    Its only going to get worse for your prime mincer and his clown prince of finance

    • Mr. Infinity

      Yes, I’m sure they’re terrified of the party with about as much public support as legalising slavery. What are you ‘tart? A sleazy union thug? A activist scum? Dole bludger? Trendy modern liberal? I doubt Labour has any more support left outside of that “stellar” bunch.

    • whafe

      mediatart – Do you honestly believe if your pathetic Pinko party got elected they would cease borrowing 300 Mil per week? In fact it would go up to some 500 mil I would suggest…

      You Pinko’s dont seem to know shit from clay……. You talk about them being able to virtually pay of government debt… Did they???? PPFffftttttttt

      What is it with a Pinko mentality of, just borrow some more, keep paying people to do nothing….. Un fucking believable really

      • mediatart

        hello reality check . Its national THAT IS borrowing more , paying people to do nothing , paying TV3 $43 mill so that can remain in business, bailing out SCF with $1.2 billion.
        Paying English to live in his own house and when that scam was revealed changing the rules so the welfare cheat gets a lump sum that isnt based on actual costs- still not sure he is getting the ‘extra housekeeping’ he asked for.

        Yet English is supposed to be the brains behind the caricature that is Key , the mincing on the catwalk , the comedy skit in the back seat of a limo.

        • Tart, sometimes your frothing really clouds your judgment.

          Sure National is borrowing more but the problem you and other pinko supporters have is that Labour would borrow MORE. With our welfare system which is the same as the one labour left us with and so on,is that people do get paid for doing nothing. Either we face up to it or stop carping about it. They did not pay TV3 $43 million and you fucking know that is a lie. SCF was required by law, a law Labour wrote in the dying days of their government.

          Smarten up.

          • mediatart

            Sorry Whale , English signed a document authorising a ‘loan’ to TV3. TVNZ had copies when they caught English out on his lie that it wasnt a loan. Watch the episode on Q+A because I did. – one of the few times I see the show. I know what you are trying to say, they are “paying it off so its not a loan”. But laws regarding public finances can be a bitch.

  • sandynobb

    Happy duck shooting season! Get that mallard duckwit! I like mine with as little lead as possible.

  • sthnjeff

    Really??? This particular Mallard I would like to have filled with as much lead as possible!

    • You have to use steel now. Cold hard steel at high velocity. It’s coming