Anyone willing to question the Minister’s word?

Yesterday Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little were talking up a storm and suggesting that Judith Collins wouldn’t go ahead with legal action. One thing I know about Judith Collins is that she says what she means and means what she says,. So it is little wonder that she has gone and got the meanest, nastiest defamation lawyer in New Zealand to prosecute her defamation case against Mallard and Little.

Judith Collins is going ahead with her defamation action against two Labour MPs and Radio New Zealand.

Papers will be filed next week against Labour MPs Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little, as well as the state broadcaster.

Collins has revealed this morning she’s hired Auckland QC Jonathan [sic] Miles to lead her defamation case against Mr Little, Trevor Mallard and Radio New Zealand.

Ms Collins says she’s prepared to go through the process because people expect MPs to have standards.

“I believe it’s a good case and that’s the advice I’ve got but it’s a very difficult process and it’s not something people should engage with lightly and I noted that’s been said to me,” she told Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking.

NewstalkZB needs to update their website. It is Julian Miles not Jonathan.

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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.