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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  • Bazza63

    It was a Little lie

  • RightofSingapore

    “Disgraced failed Labor Leader Phil Goff and interim Labor LeaderAngry Little”-There, fixed it for you.

  • Second time around

    That’s a problem for Andy. Here’s a person who is so sharp he can tell that Chinese immigrants are corrupt just by looking at them, and yet can be fooled by a long term friend and colleague (give Andy credit for not lying). Either Andy isn’t as sharp as he thinks he is, or else he has dual standards, something that goes down really badly with the NZ public.

    • unitedtribes

      Or perhaps Goff’s even more elusive than a corrupt Chinese immigrant

  • Hardie Martin

    I’m a Viet Nam Vet. I am a Rifleman. I don’t like Phil Goff. He threw paint at and spat on Viet Nam Vets. If I told you what I would do to him if I ever met him face to face I would be banned from this site. His time will come.

    • Spiker

      Thank you for your service.

    • Hardie Martin

      That Labour have made this offensivemuppet the spokes’person’ for Defence and VETERANS AFFAIRS has got to be some sort of sick joke.

    • Thanks for that comment, I was not aware he had sunk that low, confirms my long held opinion of him

    • Mark

      I was not there but I still care.Long after the Vietnam Vets are gone,I will still remember.

  • Isherman

    Now wasn’t it Angry Andy who in accusing the PM of being less than truthful, recently said “just cut the crap, apologise, and we can all move on”?, …Touch’e.

    • dgrogan

      True. But then when was Labour ever bothered by its double standards?

    • niggly

      Hmmm, Little’s “cut the crap” remark and be turned around and used against him it seems … oh dear!

  • Not Clinically Insane

    Cmon Cam….. we all know that the left is the home of double standards!

  • Great candidate for mayor of Auckland; exit one lying sleaze to be replaced with another!

  • Pete

    There won’t be a peep from the usual suspects Garner, Gower and Smalley. Bunch of lefty hypocrites.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Wait for Andrea Vance to come up with a justification that it is all John Key’s fault

  • Addedup

    As the beneficiaries of many Goff leaks it’s a bit of a stretch to expect journalists to hold him to account.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    What do you think? Both are lying. Angry Andy ended up with egg on his face. His fan club – John Moon Amstron, Fran O’ and Audrey Young will hail this as a victory for Angry Andy over John Key.

    NZ media is full of Labour lapdogs…..You know where to get the truth fellows…

  • zotaccore

    Goof is a disgrace, but he has been in politics long enough to know how to play dirty. It’s little surprise he’s got off scott free, Helen Clark passed her teflon coat to Goof when she was embarassaingly defeated a few elections back, so, what’s next for Goof?

    • Rick H

      All Goofy wants, is the continuation of his massive income from we taxpayers – with himself having to do virtually nothing to get that.

  • armotur

    Well Angry Andy, here is your first test of integrity, since becoming Leader of the NZLP.
    What will you do?

    We know what you ask the PM to do in similar situations. Watching with great interest.
    Goff must go!

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      He will promote uncle Goff to the front bench. Labour and integrity? I would trust Minty Minto to be Finance Minister!!!!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    “Angry Andy can do no wrong” – John Moon Armstrong, Andrea Vance, Aunty Audrey Young and Grannie Fran (From Andy Fan Club at Nanny Herald)

  • Blue Tim

    Good god you people. Lay off Lying, Leaking Phil. He’s from the left so it’s ok for him to be a two faced hypocrite

  • caochladh

    Being a high profile union man, Angry Andrew has probably attended courses on how to lie with a straight face. Then, you have Vance, Queen of the Muppet’s and licenced by Fairfax to write any old drivel that bears little resemblance to the facts of anything. Together, they would probably be considered the “Dream Team” by the lunatic left.

    • Rick H

      I still chuckle to myself when reflecting back on the “evil stare of angry Andy” when someone heckled him during question time the other week.
      His facial expression said it all.

  • niggly

    So which one is it? Is it Angry Andy of Phil Goff that needs to cut the crap, stop lying and apologise to New Zealanders?

  • And this is the messiah for the Auckland mayoralty. God help us!

  • Kopua Cowboy

    As per the spinning over txtg8… What dirt is Goff holding on Little?

  • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

    Maybe he is ready to go and after the holiday he will announce his intention to run for “king of the jafa’s”.

    Little will say there was a misunderstanding and it will be forgotten by the time we get back from the break.

    The left aren’t about to say anything bad about their new “lord of the north” candidate before his coronation. They will spend the next year or so building up the Goofy Governor’s profile in conjunction with their media mates and come the election for the new Latte land’s Messiah he will be the only name anyone can remember.

    All I can say is God help you Auckland. The second wave of the lefty assault is lining up.

  • paul468

    Angry should have a stance on this and he should explain himself. But as long as its not forgotten but dredged up around election 2017; thats OK.

  • ElZorrodePlata

    Either the Labour Leader should ask for PG’s resignation or the leader should resign as he’s obviously not fit to lead. Labour have been crowing on for a long time about the Governments standards whilst it quite blindingly clear that they themselves are not held to the same standards. It’s a classic case of do what I say but not as I do.

  • Tom McKechnie

    Considering all the noise made in Parliament by Andrew Little ( dirtiest, filthiest, etc ) & the fact that Phil Goff has clearly lied to him, Mr Little has only one option and that is to demand Phil Goff resign.
    If he does anything other than that, the PM will forever preface all answers to Parliamentary questions with ” When will you ask Phil to resign ? “.

    • Kiwibabe

      Goffs presence keeps seriously light weight alternative Labour people from mumbling along in front. The whole Left is full of light weighs, some even barely educated, certainly not literate on economics or experienced in managing a government, which is why dear Annette King is Andy’s deputy.

  • Keanne Lawrence

    It was interesting to note at the time that Angry Andy stated “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.” that the media were “hands off”.
    Little Angry Andy is still in favour with the media though so much of what is offered with him as the central character seems more like native advertising or advertorials than news.
    No matter how much window dressing is applied the fact remains that these are the typical actions that will continue to erode confidence in his ability to lead, not to mention that seeming elusive element they badly need, integrity.