Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Key Again Caught Red-Handed Over Dotcom – Peters


Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
17 October 2012

Key Again Caught Red-Handed Over Dotcom – Peters

Prime Minister John Key claimed in May 2012 there were no records and he had no recollection of what was discussed at a meeting with then-Justice Minister Simon Power who was at the time deciding whether to give Kim Dotcom approval to buy New Zealand property.

Mr Key said in reply to a written question from New Zealand First that he met Mr Power on 13 June 2011 but “there is no record of what was discussed at that meeting and I have no recollection of the discussion.”

Rt Hon Winston Peters says today’s unbelievable assurance from Mr Key that Mr Power had not mentioned Dotcom has caught the Prime Minister red-handed in not telling the truth.

‘‘How can he possibly recall what Mr Power said when he previously said in May this year that he had no recollection of the discussion on June 13, 2011?

“It rings yet another alarm bell over Mr Key’s style of leadership, and convenient memory lapses about Dotcom by his senior ministers.

“This total lack of transparency is no way to run a country.”

Mr Peters says Mr Power was involved in Dotcom’s application to purchase a Hollywood-style mansion in Mr Key’s own Helensville electorate from April to July 2011.

“The missing meeting between Mr Power and Mr Key, for which he claims there are no records, occurred during that period which was seven months prior to the date that Mr Key claims he first became aware of Dotcom’s existence.

“The public is being asked to believe that Mr Key’s chief of staff and diary secretary, and Mr Power’s staff, knew nothing about the meeting.

“That is hogwash.

“We are also being asked to believe that neither Mr Key nor Mr Power were accompanied to the meeting by a staff member, and that no records prior to, during, or after the meeting were made and kept. It defies credulity.

“It throws up even more questions that the Prime Minister will no doubt try to dodge by using his ‘spray and walk away’ tactics,” says Mr Peters.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#SaveCampbellLive : Mediaworks Delivered 104,000 Petition Signatures At TV3's Newton HQ
#PonyTailGate #TailGate Full Coverage

Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.

The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news