Key 'not in position to comment'
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 6:09p.m.
By Lloyd Burr
Prime Minister John Key remained tight-lipped over what exactly happened when the Government’s spy agency illegally spied on people during the case against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.
He announced earlier today that the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) acted unlawfully while assisting police on the case by eavesdropping without authorisation.
Mr Key was hounded with questions at his post-Cabinet press conference but for most of them, he “wasn’t in a position to comment”.
“I am very limited in what I can say because this matter is before the courts,” he says.
“All I can say is that in the four years that I’ve been the Minister of the GCSB and SIS, I’ve found them to act thoroughly and professionally and always within the law, which is why I was quite shocked when I found out last Monday that there was an error,” he says.
“The cause of that error, I can’t offer you an opinion on at this point, I simply don’t know… We’ve self-identified the error and we’ve bought that into the public domain.
“I want to understand how and why the error occurred and I want to understand what actions can be taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again," says Mr Key.
He stands by his earlier statements that he didn’t know about the Dotcom raids until the night before.
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18/11/2012 4:57:17 p.m.
Has anyone even considered that Mr Dotcom may be doggy. I think all the focus on the PM is a bit of a red herring.
People in office are not elected because they are perfect but because they are capable of doing the job at hand, armchair critics will always be able to run the country far better than anyone in office. A little tired of people thinking what the government does determines the success or failure of an individuals life
20/10/2012 8:34:32 a.m.
This guy will hold on to this position until he leaves on his own terms, all the more reason to vote him out.
11/10/2012 1:26:50 p.m.
had enough wrote:
this used to be a beautiful country. I love my country, but hes changing it into something unrecognisable, so much harder to tolerate living here then ever. this man is just driving this country to the ground single handedly. its a must we vote him out if not for ourselves for our children/future
30/09/2012 7:06:27 p.m.
helen time wrote:
funny im almost wetting my self john keys budged is in court lol you gotta laugh at national lol lmao their economic plan has collapsed . they never had any idea anyway nothing new except their 1990s top down economics which never worked then and is not working now . the prime minister is so incompatant he cant even get his economic agenda through its all in court good job two .this has never happend to a government in nz history . from the start double standards they lurch from crisis to crisis , blunder to blunder time to throw away the key nz .
30/09/2012 10:15:55 a.m.
David H wrote:
Question time with John Key. Why are you such a smarmy lying prick? Sorry I'm not in position to comment. Okay then Why do you continuously lie to the public of NZ? Sorry I'm not in position to comment.
What a convenient line for a bullshit artist.
29/09/2012 8:06:17 p.m.
Frank, corrupt. They are a bunch of self serving pricks. The Smiling Assassin will one day lose his smile. National Party voters, what is wrong with you... Do you want some one leading your party who is willing to be minister of a portfolio and not know what is happening on his watch? Or is willing to find other things to do out of the country so he can deny all knowledge? Do you realise John Key thinks his party supporters are blind followers? I always reckon that unbeknown to all pollies, at some stage Kiwis WILL RISE UP and the politicians will not know what to do. Kiwis some times have a long tolerance of the stupid, but there is an end to it, and then enough is enough.Take heed Key and co, the mortals are getting fed up with the falsehoods.
28/09/2012 12:53:00 a.m.
Far as the people are concern that Key and his Pals are finished..
28/09/2012 12:32:55 a.m.
Man...just watched the no comment video. Key looked like George bush dodging the 911 enquiry questions in the press gallery. Something's up, perhaps his just not in a 'financial' position to flee the country just yet?
27/09/2012 11:32:12 p.m.
The only way this will never happen again is if we oppose the current ill founded legislation based on the perception that the public needs to be spied on by our own government under the monstrous myth of global terrorism and "homeland security".
27/09/2012 9:47:50 a.m.
Really!!! This man is in charge of our country. Help !!!
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