Questions for Phil Goff

Phil Goff has attacked the head of SIS, Dr Warren Tucker. It has made Stuff now.

A fresh political row has broken out over Israeli spy allegations after Labour leader Phil Goff accused  SIS head Warren Tucker of misleading the public over what he knew about an investigation into the death of an Israeli citizen in the February 22 Christchurch earthquake.

Goff today disputed a notation by Tucker on a briefing note – released under the Official Information Act – which suggested the opposition leader had seen the briefing of the Israeli “spy” investigation.

Goff disputed the notation and accused Tucker of calling his credibility into question.

“In future, I will only meet with Warren Tucker or representatives of the SIS if there is someone independent in the room to keep a true and accurate record of what is discussed.”

The questions Phil Goff needs to answer since he insists he was never briefed are:

Why, if he was never briefed, did he ask a question about the Israeli tourists in the briefing he says he never had?


If he wasn’t briefed and never asked the question, why then did the SIS note in their meeting minutes that the issue was “discussed at length”?

Seriously, he needs to answer those questions.

More at 6pm.


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  • abjv

    Another one? Coroner said this morning that a naval rating died because the Endeavour was forced into service prematurely in 2007 because of Govt pressure. Wasn’t Phil the Minister of Defence at the time?

  • ltchop

    seriously someone needs to ask the question why your request under OFA was granted and Fairfax’s request several day ago was not … smells wha’il smells……

    • Maybe they asked the wrong question. I put my request in on 26 July.

  • deputy

    Whale has a silken tongue… how could they refuse.

    Perhaps Goof could take lessons from Whale rather than present as the wooden man from the ministry of funny walks.

  • whafe

    I sense a melt down in the midst…. Yeah ha…..

    May all this 2 year old sand pit behavior of a party disintegrate into a steaming pile of the proverbial brown stuff. Am sick of the Labour party taking up band width in NZ…