Occam’s razor suggests Winston is right

The truth is starting to come out.

Winston Peters has for the first time revealed it was someone “very high up” in the National Party who was first to alert him that information relating to his superannuation overpayments was going to be made public.

The comments from Mr Peters come as the Ministry of Social Development today released an official statement saying an internal investigation found no staff members of theirs were responsible for passing on Mr Peter’s personal superannuation information to a third party.

The IRD has previously said the leak didn’t come from them.

The New Zealand First leader had to pay back thousands of dollars after being paid the wrong rate of superannuation.

Mr Peters said the alert from an individual in the National Party came prior to another alert from an unnamed journalist, before it was widely reported in the media in late August.

“I am not ungrateful for that person inside another party who told me that, no, because I think there are admirable people of great character in every political party,” Mr Peters told Sunday’s Mark Crysell in an interview that will screen this weekend and was filmed before today’s announcement.

“The trick is trying to find who they are.

“Some people have honesty and character and they know dirt when they see it.”

Mr Peters said he believes the leak came from someone within the National Party, not a public servant.

“Well it came from the National Party, but then the National Party alerted me to it,” Mr Peters said.

“One group said this is foul and dirty, I’ll tell Winston before it comes, that’s why I knew.

“That’s why when the call came in from that first journalist, you can tell I’m on red alert, I now know exactly what I’m being warned about, but I knew beforehand.”

When the evidence comes out all the dots will join up and they all lead back to one person.

That person will throw another person under the bus to protect themselves. One  way through it is likely that another minister will cop some of the flying dung so that the culprit can try to escape without any mud sticking to them.

National is going to have to shoot someone, their fingerprints are all over this…and they just might have to negotiate with Winston. If that is the case then expect some sackings.

The only questions will be who and how many?



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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.