Will Andrew Little hold Phil Goff to account for his lies

A reader notes the earlier statements by Andrew Little over accusations that Phil Goff leaked the IGIS report.

But Mr Goff’s version of events seems to differ from Mr Little’s, who says he sought assurances the MP didn’t leak the report.

“He’s given me those assurances, I’m satisfied with that,” he said on Firstline this morning.

“He hasn’t given the report to anybody, he declined media interviews until the report was released at 10am yesterday, so I don’t know where they came from and I’m satisfied they didn’t come from Phil Goff.

So Goff now gives “a full and unreserved apology” for leaking the report?!

Who is lying Goff, Little, both?  

Did Little lie to the public about Goff’s denial? Did Goff lie to Little about what he had done? Did Goff just lie to Gwyn?

Will Andrew Little now stand by Phil Goff after his apology, or will he put pressure on him to jack it in for being busted lying to the public, like he did over the SIS report, and lying to the leader of the party?

It seems untenable that Phil Goff could continue to have the support of his leader.

Presumably Phil Goff has waiteduntil now to release his apology so that he could be assured the media,, already in holiday mode, would once again fail to hold a Labour politician to account.

How Phil Goff can claim to have integrity after leak after leak has has been sheeted home to him and now he has apologised for one of those leaks.


– 3News


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