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Clark misses her day in court - again!

Gerry Brownlee MP National Party Deputy Leader

05 August 2005

Clark misses her day in court - again!

"Any ordinary New Zealander who refuses to be questioned by police then refuses to give evidence in court would be put behind bars," says National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee.

"All New Zealanders deserve to know why Helen Clark is different?

"If it's good enough for Jim Sutton, her staff, and the police, why has Helen Clark been excused a court appearance?

"She did have the final say and she was in the car. If people watching the convoy speed past have been called to give evidence, why was Helen Clark excused?

"It's just impossible to believe Helen Clark didn't realise how fast her motorcade was going. This car was travelling close to twice the open road speed limit at times.

"The Prime Minister had it within her power to take responsibility and save her minders from charges and a potential conviction. Instead, she is prepared to let them take the rap for doing what they believed was their job.

"This whole episode yet again smacks of the Prime Minster's superior and above the law attitude," says Mr Brownlee.

ENDS


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