29 May 2013


Winston Peters has used the cover of parliamentary privilege to accuse Peter Dunne of having leaked the Kitteridge report into the GCSB. But, at the time of writing this, I have yet to hear of Mr Peters producing any evidence to back this up.
Unless Mr Peters has some credible evidence, we should treat his allegation against Mr Dunne as nothing but political theatre. His surprise attempt to embarrass Dunne in front of a parliamentary select committee could have been intended to damage one of the links supporting the National-led government.
As for Mr Dunne, he has denied leaking the report, and I can see no political reason why he would have done so. What could he have gained from it, as against the risk of being found out?
In the meantime, we should await the results of the investigation into the leak of the Kitteridge report. Maybe we’ll find out one day who did leak it. But, from the point of view of the average citizen, it really makes no difference ‘who-dunne-it’. The Kitteridge report was going to be released at later date anyway.


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