Saleh Jamal

Bring it on Cullen, Bring it on

Cullen reckons he has dirt on six National Front benchers and is threatening to use it if his bully-boy pal David Benson-Pinocchio comes under more attacks in parliament.

I say bring it on…..lets get ready to rumble.

If the gloves come off then all the dirt comes out everywhere. I would bet Winston wouldn’t want that to happen. Details revealing how many times he fell asleep in cabinet meetings, late night decision making at the Green Parrot, the baubles of office he supposedly never used.

Then there is all the Labour dirt out there….oh yeah, bring it on Cullen, bring it on.

Looks like the "School Policy at the time" defence is dead in the water

From The Briefing Room.

David Benson-Pinocchio’s claims that nothing he did was against "School Policy at the time" not only beggars belief but clearly is another part of his orchestrated litany of lies.

Here is a summary from the Briefing Room.

There are a series of statements from teachers given to police during last year’s investigation. A number of the teachers, while supportive of Benson-Pope, added of their own volition that it was school policy as far back as 1982 for male teachers to handle boys, and female teachers would deal with girls, and that on camp a female teacher should always have been present during visits to a girls dorm.

For those who have the police file, I’ve identified the statements by date and time of interview:

1. 18/7/2005. 0925hrs. Interview with the Female Dean in 1982. Points out that school policy was a gender-driven Dean structure where boys would be dealt with by male Dean (Benson-Pope) and girls by female Dean

2. 17/7/2005, 1500hrs. Page 2, bottom paragraph re Tautuku camp. “The Lady teachers disciplined the girls. The male teachers disciplined the boys.”

3. 21/7/2005. 1515hrs.Page 4, re Tautuku camp. “As a female teacher I was mainly dealing with the female pupils at night.”

4. 22/7/2005. 1000hrs. Page 4, Tautuku camp. “If it was females standing outside the were always covered – in night attire – and there was always a female teacher present”

5. 1/8/2005. 2045hrs. Page 3, Tautuku camp. “There would always have been a female teacher present for the girls.”

If that was indeed the policy in 1982, and the teachers may be guilty of making false statements to police if it was not, then how could Benson-Pope have failed to be aware of it in 1997?

Whoopsy, there goes that defence….and proof of yet another lie, also further proof (as if we needed it) of the Prime Ministers lies.


Oh Dear, looks like he lied again

What does David Benson-Pinocchio have to do to get fired?

Looks like he lied to parliament again. Again the Prime Minister is issuing his lack of evidence to support the claims.

This time he said " I completely refuted the ridiculous statement" in response to a claim by Rodney Hide about him slapping a girl on the thigh.

Benson-Pinocchio has a little probalem though, the girl in question is standing by her claim and her parents complained in writing at the time.

What is Benson-Pinocchio’s defence a letter from Bayfield High School issued by the Primie Ministers office that another teacher did not see it happen!!!!

They are using the old "someone else didn’t see it so it can’t have happened" defence.

Day by day this becomes more and more embarrasing for the government. I am inclined to hope that David Benson-Pinocchio doesn’t resign as the milegae that can be obtained from his intransigence is outstanding.

The sad thing for New Zealand though is we now have a totally and utterly morrally bankrupt government seemly incapable of uttering one word of truth.

I know car salesmen that talk more truth than this lot, at least they are in fact selling cars.

…oh shit there it goes again


….and further Madam Speaker, I cannot recall…..oh shit there it goes again, last week it was Helens nose and now my nose is starting to grow…..

David Benson-Pinocchio

David Benson-Pinocchio