Where is Hipkins dissenting report?

Chris Hipkins has been leading the Charge of the Light-weight Brigade regarding the BMWs.

However he has forgotten that he sits on the Government Administration Committee.

He also seems to have forgotten that the committee, that he sits on and is the same committee that is chaired by Labour leader in waiting, David Parker, is the also the same committee that produced a report back in June 2010.

The report from it says the following about the Rugby World Cup and about VIP transport….

Interesting, and yet despite being on this committee and the above statement, here Chris is in The Herald in April this year raving on about it.

Labour’s Internal Affairs spokesman, Chris Hipkins, said the Government should keep the current fleet and cancel the new order.
“There is nothing wrong with the old ones, they are only three years old.”

Now I suppose he may have disagreed with the committee at the time, but he was on it, so was David Parker and so was Grant Robertson. So was he jumping up and down about getting rid of the new order then? Where is his dissenting report? There isn’t even a mention, or has Chris Hipkins, the vaunted star of Labour just not remembered some basic details and lost sight of that in his gleeful attempt to smear National. This is very sloppy work internally for Labour.

Labour chaired the committee that produced the report, that discussed retaining vehicles so that the Government could look after its VIP guests and Hipkins didn’t say a word back then. Now he is smearing and accusing the government of all sorts of dealings when he is actually complicit in the dealing himself.

With muppets like Chris Hipkins and Grant Robertson as the new blood shooting off their feet on simple stuff like this it is no wonder that Mallard is going doolally doing overtime. And while Mallard is off chasing rumours, innuendo and spin labour are dropping the ball big time.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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