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Another explanation sought from Helen Clark

Don Brash MP National Party Leader

07 June 2005

Another explanation sought from Helen Clark

"It's time for Helen Clark to release all the information she has on the Peter Doone case, after comments she welcomed as being 'consistent with everything' that she had been saying were the subject of a weekend newspaper correction," says Dr Brash.

The following correction appeared in The Press on Monday: 'On May 13 and May 17 The Press published stories about a record of conversations between a reporter and Prime Minister Helen Clark in 2000. The stories quoted a confidential source who said that, in the transcript, Clark urged a reporter "to go back to your source" to confirm what former Police Commissioner Peter Doone said when he was stopped by a police patrol in central Wellington in 1999. The Press now accepts that the transcript does not say "go back to your source". The paper regrets the error.'

"Helen Clark should release the transcripts. One-line leaks that turn out to be inaccurate don't do anyone any good, least of all Helen Clark.

"National believes Helen Clark seeded false information to a newspaper at least five times over the Doone case. It would appear she tried a similar tactic when questioned about Mike Williams' comments to newspapers about the Budget's so-called 'deep dark secret'.

"Taxpayers deserve an explanation," says Dr Brash.


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