“..In fact, acting Prime Minister Bill English has formally prevented access by the Dotcom team to that kind of information –
- and outrageously – English has since defended his actions in signing a certificate that blocked information about the GCSB role and the scope of its (illegal) activities.
Bill English told Radio New Zealand’s Morning Report programme on Friday he was right when acting as Prime Minister to sign the certificate.
“In a situation like that I would sign it again.
It’s just part of the normal way of dealing with an intelligence agency.”
Secrecy at all costs – no matter the damage being done to natural justice.
The abnormal becomes the norm.
English is clearly a lost cause – but Minister of Police Anne Tolley also has some explaining to do.
It seems that the allegedly crack anti-terrorism unit within the Police is not able to recognize its basic legal boundaries.
That’s a worry…”
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