What Else Did Ashley Forget?
“Ashley Bloomfield’s admission that he just forgot
he’d been texting the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and
Trade about the UN worker from Fiji shows an official being
economical with the truth,” says ACT Leader David
“Perhaps most telling is his protestation,
that he didn’t intend to mislead the Committee. We think
the Director General protests too much.
democracy depends on the people sending representatives to
Wellington to hold the Government accountable.
Accountability is impossible if Government representatives
don’t tell the truth to Parliament, such as to the Health
“You can see why Labour have been
so reluctant to bring back the Epidemic Response Committee.
You can see why they stacked the Health Committee with patsy
questions. Once Ashley Bloomfield gets asked basic
questions, things get ugly.
“New Zealanders deserve
an open and transparent Government. That’s what Jacinda
Ardern promised, but it’s just another thing she’s
finding difficult to
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