Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Solid Energy, Pike River, and John Key

Last night Campbell Live had a real scoop: documents released under the OIA showing that, contrary to Solid Energy's claims, the Pike River Mine had been safe to re-enter for over a year. While Solid Energy, the mine's new owners, are the obvious targets for some hard questions, there's another one: the Prime Minister. Key gave the families of Pike River victims an "absolute reassurance" that their loved ones bodies would be recovered. Since then he's been prevaricating. And he's said that the issue is safety. The obvious question then is this: did Solid Energy lie to the Prime Minister (and their shareholding Minister), or has Key been lying to the public?