Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Labour on the intelligence review

The Greens have immediately come out strongly against today's strapped-chicken spy review, saying that it has not made the case for spying on New Zealanders. Labour, OTOH, is resorting to its usual mush:

“Labour is prepared to work with the Government to get the best possible legislation in place. But we must have the public debate to strike the right balance between security and privacy.

“There are some additional powers recommended in the review including wholesale access to immigration, customs and police databases among others. I would question whether this is justified.

Meanwhile, on the central recommendation - that the GCSB be allowed to spy on New Zealanders - they are absolutely silent. Its typical chickenshit behaviour from the establishment "opposition".