You say rather ingeniously that Hager was just " a witness" but he was more than that as he clearly profited from a crime
It can be said ( certainly from the Left ) " that it was for the public good" but let us let the Courts make that decision
And while we are doing that lets see what real motivation was behind all this
Sofie, I do have an interest in who leads the opposition, firstly because a strong opposition is important for our democracy and because there is a better than even chance he (or she) will be our PM in three years time
So it was ok when the PM was being given a hard time before the election, I certainly don't remember you calling for an easing of the questioning but not ok when the Leader of the opposition who has just lead the party to a historical defeat is trying to be tricky, is called on his actions
And by being tricky will not resign but wants his colleges to vote no confidence in him so he can rort his own re-election!
I hear what you are saying but most of the polls were a lot closer than that, I don't think either side thought it was in the bag
I often wonder though what would happen if we held an election just a week later
Everybody pile in to back a winner or a lot more strategic voting
And much as I admire Deborah who worked hard but the vote for the left dropped as this time there was no Green candidate, where did those 2000 votes go?
Nice work Graeme, the election night result will stand
The people have spoken, the Left are as not a popular choice as social media would have us believe( the snark on Twitter from the left over the Leaders speeches was amazing) let us as a country get moving, there is plenty to do
The law does need looking at with the growth of advance voting
I have seen photos of Mana people in all their regalia standing outside polling places
I am not sure if that or polls would change voters minds but as the law is so strict on polling day changes are needed
Was Snowden live or was it a video, not that alters the substance of what he said
Well if that is true Sofie
Where are the leaks of Miss Clark's emails calling West Coast voters " Inbred ferals" or from the present Labour Leader to his favourite lawyer?
I think the Left should think about whose private stuff ends up in public before playing the dirty politics card
As the facts do not back them up so far
Well, as we now know private emails can be hacked and revealed if it is in the "public interest" especially if they are Right wing ones though I note Russell to his credit was unhappy with the release of stuff about Slater's mother
But imagine the uproar if emails from a real reporter became public and if it was someone on the Left, well I give you Andrea Vance being tracked through Parliment