Labour sides with the criminals

As predicted Labour has decided to die in a ditch for the criminal classes:

Labour says it will not support the Government’s proposed legal patch-up to enable police to undertake covert video surveillance because it is “deeply flawed”.

The Government says controversial fixit legislation it wants to introduce to Parliament under urgency next week is needed because a Supreme Court ruling on the Urewera terror trials means 40 prospective trial and 50 police operations are at risk.

The ACT Party is calling on the Government to send the legislation to a select committee and the Greens, Maori and Mana parties say they will oppose it.

Labour leader Phil Goff said Labour would not support the Bill in its present form and under the process the Government was proposing.


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.