Friday, June 07, 2013

The all-important question

Having watched two press conferences this afternoon, I'm left with one vital question I'd like to ask Peter Dunne. No, not the shitty one that underpant-sniffer Patrick Gower asked repeatedly (really, the man is scum and should be ashamed of himself), but a substantive one of policy: will Dunne now be voting for National's spy bills and their massive expansion of GCSB powers?

Dunne said repeatedly that he takes privacy seriously. The spy bills threaten that privacy. They would let GCSB do exactly what the US NSA has just been caught doing: spy on everyone's phone calls and emails. If Dunne is as serious about privacy as he would have us believe, surely he will vote against this legislation?