Integrity? Surely she jests

Claire Trevett has pronounced that David Parker has integrity.

No , she really did.

Next up is Labour’s David Parker, who proved nice guys finish last (or second to last) in Labour’s leadership run-off. Parker’s integrity is also his handicap. Sticking to his pledge not to take finance or deputy ended up being an own goal – he is now marooned with the rest of Labour’s Davids on the mid benches, where Andrew Little has sent them for a bit of quiet reflection while he asserts his own stamp on the job. He seems quite content with that.


Surely not?

This is the same man who stood in parliament and defamed 4 people under parliamentary privilege, proved he hadn’t even read the Chisholm report and then went two for two in the defaming stakes by doing so again the following week.  

The man lacks the courage to repeat his defamatory statements outside of the protection of parliamentary privilege and would be promptly sued by 4 people if he did.

He even admitted to a senior politician who queried him about his evidence, that he had made it up, that he didn’t have anyone whispering to him and he was just having a larrup to see what happened.

That isn’t integrity, it is dishonesty, it is cowardice and it is pathetic.

Then again a man who would steal a crippled Labour icon’s wife from under his stroke affected body isn’t someone who can wear the label of integrity at all.

Using labels such a “integrity” should be “not given lightly”.

Of course Claire Trevett was spotted enjoying labour’s hospitality yesterday, so this could just be a case of Labour’s own Dirty Politics crew caught in action.

If Claire Trevett thinks that David Parker is a man of integrity it says more about her judgment than it does about David Parker’s lack of integrity.


– NZ Herald



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