So, it's been confirmed: National's allies the Exclusive Brethren hired private investigators to stalk the Prime Minister and her husband, as well as various other Labour cabinet ministers. And in another twist, the private investigator identified so far, Wayne Idour, claims that Labour has done the same to National MPs including Don Brash and John Key [video].
These are disgusting, Nixonian tactics, and I expect all parties to condemn them. I also expect National to rein in their proxies, publicly disassociate themselves from these efforts, and make it absolutely clear that they will not be doing any political favours for or accepting any help from a group which engages in such behaviour. As for Labour, if this is confirmed, then I expect the person involved to resign. This sort of vicious behaviour has no place in our political system - and neither does any politician who thinks it does.