First of all the Labour Party dodged answering questions about allegations of sexual assault and rape by one of its workers because “the process” involved in the investigation exonerating him was under way.
Now that they’ve set up an appeal process for the complainants they’re not commenting because that process is underway. It’s a convenient shield for the party to hide behind.
And all of this from a party leading a Government that Jacinda Ardern promised would be the most transparent in our history.
And this is not a one off. This is the second time they have done this when it comes to victims of sexual assault or harassment.
The latest scandal is more serious, with allegations ranging from sexual assault through to rape.
If a rape did occur, why didn’t the complainant go to the police? That’s the most frequently asked question. A complainant told me her friend was admitted to hospital with mental health issues after being traumatised by what happened to her.
Also why was this dealt with as a Labour Party internal matter, rather than a workplace issue? Why did Labour not notify The Parliamentary Service?