As a prime example of the duplicity which seems a hallmark of the Government, we have the scandal over whether the Immigration Service lied to the media over a suspected terrorist.
The Minister (Dalziel) claims the Spokesman didn’t technically lie because the NZ Herald asked whether a suspected terrorist arrived last night and he had arrived a few days earlier. I mean can you believe it – how many suspected terrorists do we get here. Whoops sorry – you mean that terrorist – I thought you were referring to an entirely different one.
As it transpires it now appears that the Immigration Department Spokesperson also lied to the Ombudsman, so the saga is far from over.