Labour Leader's Credibility Put At Issue
"Labour Leader Helen Clark's credibility has been
dealt a major blow with
defamation proceedings against her over her claims about surgery at Ascot
Hospital," Health Minister Wyatt Creech said today.
"Helen Clark's credibility is on the line.
"Her attempts to turn a
patient case at Auckland's Ascot Hospital into
of private hospital care have backfired.
is unusual for politicians to be sued. It is rare for a
leader of a major
political party to be sued. That is not what leadership is about.
"She has irresponsibly levelled
very serious accusations without checking
"This is nothing but an attempt to score
cheap political points. New Zealanders
have the right to expect much more than that from our political leaders."