DPF restores some calm



As I said before, everyone “leaks”.

As Colin Espiner points out, leaking is the normal act of people trying to get information to the media in a way they see is of advantage to them, without being seen as the source of it.

Farrar looks into the legalities of it, and finds that the left, aided and abetted by some of the media, are trying to whip this issue to a level of hysteria.

They demand the police look into it.


The Kitteridge report had NO national security classification.

The two policy and privacy classifications  are sensitive and in-confidence, and it was classified sensitive.

While the report was about the GCSB, it doesn’t mean the report was classified for national security reasons. In fact the report was due to be released publicly anyway.

This makes the leaking of it a government issue, not a criminal issue.

Don’t get me wrong – the leak was appalling, and a resignation is the appropriate  outcome.

But talking of Police complaints is hysteria.


The only thing appalling is getting caught.

Farrar continues,

Dr Norman says a key issue is whether the appendix to the inquiry was leaked. Unlike the body of the report, which was always scheduled to be shared with the public, the appendix is secret – and breaching it could constitute a breach of the Crimes Act.

Peter Dunne did not have the appendix. No information from the appendix has been published, so nice try inventing a make believe crime.

Labour leader David Shearer has called on police to seize Mr Dunne’s emails. His deputy, Grant Robertson, says Mr Dunne should be compelled to give evidence under oath. 

On that basis, they must also be demanding that Phil Goff have his emails seized by the Police and Goff should be compelled to give evidence under oath.

Oh yes, Phil Goff.

Go on Labour, set the standard here.  I’m sure it will come in handy later.


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  • Would love someone to ask Dunne, if he just happened to have the report with him on the way to that meeting ‘that didn’t happen’ with Andrea and whether at any time it was out of his sight. I wonder whether he happened to leave it at a designated table or bus shelter, and Andrea just happened upon it. take some photos with her phone and leave it for Dunne to pick it up on his way back from the ‘failed’ meeting. He might then claim he didn’t leak it. Peter I believe you are a traitor.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    You all forget that Sheep the Holier than thou messiah of the left wing nutters never leaks.

  • LesleyNZ

    Oh YES! Forgot about Phil Goff and what he did. Hypocrites. Just politicking and now we are going to have to put up with a week of vain peacocks strutting around parliament showing off. Question to those past leaking politicians who think they are so pure and innocent of leaking. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3.

  • Kopua Cowboy

    Shit, with all this leaking going on, U or tampax or whoever should be making a killing