Why do they lie?

I was waiting for Goff to claim that Clark never had DPS with her at Parliament and he obliged this morning….

Goff – wrong, wrong, wrong

Labour and Phil Goff have done it again.

They’ve continued their petty attack on the PM’s security in this morning’s Herald, despite the Budget overspend being larger under the last Labour Government than it has been under National.

Worse for them, is Phil Goff has waded in again, after previously saying he’d kit out the DPS with Triumph motorbikes.

He commented this morning:

“It’s a case of sensible judgment when you’re in the precincts of Parliament and on holiday. It’s not necessary.”

Goff said he had seen the DPS bodyguards working in the corridors of Parliament and in Parliament’s gym – an unprecedented development.

He’s clearly been set up.  Because he is dead wrong. Five photos attached – and this was just a cursory search.  Labour should have researched this before allowing their current Leader to lie to New Zealanders.

Goff gets it wrong

So Clark did have security with her in Parliament!

Check out the next photo. This is entering the Cabinet Meeting Room at parliament buildings February 14, 2005, arguably the most secure room in new Zealand. And yet she has a DPS person with her there. She really was afraid of her own ministers!

Helen Clark and DPS bodyguard in Beehive

Labour’s claim that this is something new is just another part of this desperate smear and founded in the pathetic hope that people have short memories and can’t use Google Image Search. It is simply beyond reason, given how much Clark was hated in broader New Zealand, that she didn’t need the DPS around her all the time.

Unlike the Labour Party, the current Prime Minister is smart enough not to try to micro-manage the police and tell them how to do their jobs.


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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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