Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

TV3 News

Charlie Dempsey’s Own Goal – World Exclusive Interview With Dempsey – South African Response – Cancer Inquiry – Fiji Coup

CHARLIE DEMPSEY’S OWN GOAL: A spectacular own goal which will redefine the meaning of the word Charlie. Oceania Fifa representative Charlie Dempsey abstained from the vote on the 2006 World Cup. Embarrassment at the highest levels. Helen Clark had spoken to the SA President last night on the bid. There are allegations of bribery against the German bidders, and of death threats. Soccer NZ and 10 other Oceania members are stunned at the decision. South African consul meets with Sports Minister Trevor Mallard today and comes out talking of betrayal. Dempsey is due to arrive back in the country tomorrow and will meet with officials on Saturday,

WORLD EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEMPSEY: Speaking from Singapore to John Campbell – “I had very strong reasons for what I did but I am not going into them. I did not do it lightly…. There was unsustainable pressure. I will make all my statements Monday morning at 11am. I am fully aware of the controversy this has created.” Q: “Did you do the right thing?” A: “I have no regrets for what I did. None whatsoever. Lots of people are jumping to conclusions. It wasn’t easy.”

SOUTH AFRICAN RESPONSE: South Africans are very disappointed for the economic impacts of the decision. State Television went into mourning. SA believes it was a stitch up by the Europeans. President Mbecki and former President Mandela toasted the winners and the losers.

CANCER INQUIRY: A government agency which reported on Dr Michael Bottrill’s laboratory says that Dr Bottrill’s Gisborne laboratory was deficient in very many ways. The evidence was challenged by counsel at the inquiry. Why haven’t we heard about this before? This report is from Telarc and it gathers the information for itself and the client – the laboratory itself.

FIJI COUP: Tensions are heightening in Suva following the imposition of the exclusion zone around Parliament. Overnight power and phone services were disrupted by supporters of the Coup. Residents are upset about having to leave their houses. Coup spokesman Jo Nata says the exclusion zone is a joke and people are still getting in and out of the compound. Tonight’s imposition of the zone will be a big test for the military.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit Vote Aftermath

So, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our History Of Selling Out The Kurds

For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reactionary Politics Of Fear

What do you call a situation where the state tries to create panic among its own people for party political gain? As practiced by Theresa May and her faction of the Conservative Party, this has become a well-honed form of state terrorism… More>>

Viva Scoop 3.0! Rounding Up 2018 And Looking Ahead

2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold vision for a community-owned, participatory, independent newsroom... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog