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David Hay and the case of the poo-tinted spectacles

David Hay and the case of the poo-tinted spectacles

David Hay, the "maverick" Green Party member, has lodged a formal complaint with the Green Party  today: about himself.

"I am making this complaint on behalf of six people, who made anonymous statements to the Green Party's general secretary prior to my first candidate pool interview, about how I campaigned in the 2011 general election, " said Mr Hay. 

"When setting out the complaint I found it impossible to keep a straight face, and so the body of the complaint was written as an extended piece of satirical writing."

"Although the complaint appears humorous, the intent is very serious indeed. During and after the 2011 election campaign some person or persons have made untrue statements about me, which have circulated within the Green Party without my knowledge."

"Those statements have materially damaged my reputation within the Green Party. The matter must be properly investigated, and the person or persons responsible for spreading malicious gossip about me must be identified and expelled from the party" said Mr Hay.

"I hope that the party will finally pay attention to the issues I have raised with them for over four months now. It would be nice if they could stop regarding everything I do through "poo-tinted spectacles" and listen respectfully to what I have been trying to telling them."

"This will be my final salvo in the media battle I have been running with the Party over the last week."

"I apologise unreservedly for the distress that I have caused my fellow party members over this period, and I especially apologise to Metiria Turei for implying, earlier this week, that she may have been behind the smear campaign against me." 

"In truth, I do not know who is responsible and neither does the party. It is in all our interests that this matter be properly investigated."

Copies of the "poo-tinted spectacles" complaint are appended as a Word document.  
It has also been published online at: http://sophocrat.blogspot.com/2013/12/self-complaint.html



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