Perhaps he should have jumped on a plane to the UK?

Andrew Little forgets his history as he seeks to cash in on the Todd Barclay issues:

Labour Party leader Andrew Little criticised Mr Barclay’s decision not to be interviewed by police.

“It seems unethical to me that a person in public office facing a police inquiry should fail to cooperate.”

Mr Barclay entered Parliament in 2014 after taking over the Clutha-Southland seat from Mr English, who became a list-only MP.

Yes, it does seem unethical, but let’s revisit what happened with Darren Hughes, who was last seen hopping on a plane to the UK to avoid questioning by Police.

His landlady too, was less than forthcoming about what went on in her house. Annette King has remained silent on that.

Then there was the cover up by Phil Goff’s office. They didn’t advise anyone of the Police investigation until two weeks after the incident, by which time they had orchestrated Darren Hughes’ exit and his rapid decamping to the UK. Meanwhile Trevor Mallard was smearing the young man all around the press gallery. That’s how Labour rolls when there is a crisis.

So, yes Andrew Little, it seems unethical to me that someone who was being investigated for sordid claims involving an MP and male who was last seen running naked from his flat, wouldn’t talk to Police and his landlady and leader tried to hush it all up until Jonathan Marshall flew to Wellington and started shaking trees.

Hypocrisy is a speciality of the Labour party.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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