As I keep pointing out, there's a massive inconsistency between Don Brash's labelling his leaked emails as "stolen", and the Opposition's everyday reliance on leaked material to do its basic job of holding the government to account. This inconsistency was perfectly displayed yesterday at the end of Question Time:
Nicky Wagner: I seek leave to table the leaked internal Ministry for the Environment report—[Interruption]
That "interruption" was the rest of the House guffawing with laughter at the hypocrisy on display.
So, what's the difference here? Is Dr Brash really saying that the difference between a "leak" and "theft" is whether he is on the receiving end? And if so, how does this fit with his slogan of "one law for all"?