Hush money payment to MP’s employee

Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay’s problems with electorate staff have been covered here before.

Newsroom has uncovered more details:

Attempts to cover up in politics can easily backfire.

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  1. I wish there were $1,000 fines for each and every Lie MPs tell……… that would quickly sharpen them up, even the former PM telling porkies about how much he knew.

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  2. Blazer

     /  June 20, 2017

    8 years ago,a story like this would have been a surprise.With Black Ops,lying and gaming the system perfected by the Key administration,this is but …business as usual for the National Party of NZ.Barclay has learned the ‘rules’ at a very young age.God help voters with a man like him around..in the future.Arrogance ,obsfucation,lack of ethics and moral virtue.Keys legacy.Thanks John.

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  3. duperez

     /  June 20, 2017

    You watch, the Taxpayers’ Union will be all over this, their and my tax money being used to see a problem ‘go away’ as it were. Or will justifications and excuses will be being framed at Kiwiblog as I write?

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  4. Pete Kane

     /  June 20, 2017

    Could be tricky (no pun intended).
    “PM draws blank on who told him about alleged Todd Barclay secret recording.”
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/93861330/pm-cant-recall-who-told-him-about-alleged-secret-recording-in-todd-barclays-electorate-office

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    • Blazer

       /  June 20, 2017

      straight to the handbook…’I can’t recall’.Well used by Billy…where do you …live Billy?

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  5. Chuck Bird

     /  June 20, 2017

    Silly Andrew Little crying wolf a couple of days ago calling for the resignation of Nicky Wagner for a silly tweet. This is a very serious matter.

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    • Pete Kane

       /  June 20, 2017

      Interesting point Chuck. Don’t ‘bore’ the public down without risk of ‘mitigating’ what’s around the corner and thus loosing the public altogether. Clumsy way of saying predict your battles. Will be interested to see if Personal/Ministerial Statements are used in the House this afternoon.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 20, 2017

        Fired up Freeview Channel 31. Got myself a strawberry yoghurt (only cos I forgot to go round to the freezer section & get eskimo pies – on special at NW this morning).

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        • Gezza

           /  June 20, 2017

          Nice to see a welcome ovation for the visiting members of the Senate of the Republic of Mexico, & their beaming bows in acknowledgement.

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          • Gezza

             /  June 20, 2017

            Chris Hipkins ordered to leave the Chamber because the Speaker Carter ruled the phrase Get Some Guts was unparliamentary & was challenged seeing he famously allowed it from John Key !

            Disgraceful ruling.

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            • duperez

               /  June 20, 2017

              Hipkins will wear a wry smile no doubt when next the Speaker utters one of his favourite catchphrases, “This is a robust debating chamber.”

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              @ PK
              Outrageous double standard – “deoended on context” was his justification. Caused a ruckus.

              He’ll have to go! 😡 Who else have they got ? 😳

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              Fk! *depended.

            • Pete Kane

               /  June 20, 2017

              G. Speaker Boy Scout or Scout Boy? Tone set from the get go. So flippancy aside, is the Todd boy gone?

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              Might be down to who covers it on 1ewes tonite, Pete. Katie Bradford 🙄 , Andrea Vance 😖 , or Corrin Dann 🕶 .

              Later dude. Keep ’em in check. 👍

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              Tell ya what, PK. It’s item one on Te Karere up here at Rest home Manor.
              Enough is being said in the English language from worthies such as The Barker & No Baubles for me to gather that the Todsta & Dipton Bill are getting a right old steam bath under soil in an umu.

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              @ Pete Kane.
              Never mind the cryptics! Names, PK, just give me names.

              I’m all over the board looking for where Al might be causing trouble & trying to contain it.

  6. That man should be stood down this election Nothing less is suitable

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    • Blazer

       /  June 20, 2017

      well said..Traveller,pleased to see you find this behaviour…unacceptable.

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      • I’m more about damage to my party than taking some lofty ethical stance.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 20, 2017

          I would suggest, madam, that, right at the moment, Messrs Key, English & Barclay are rather more about damage to your party than you are.
          Lovingly yours, as always
          Sir Gerald

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        • Blazer

           /  June 20, 2017

          nothing ‘lofty’ about …honesty…in decent,fair minded peoples view…I would think.

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          • Gezza

             /  June 20, 2017

            Well, at least trav was honest. She’ll no doubt cop a few for it.

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            • And, I don’t care. The man is just a shade better than that ChCh twit Aaron Gilmore. I’m all about stopping digging when you’re in a hole. He shows his true colours ( and it’s not true blue ) by not quitting.

            • The longer he stays the more damage he does to National and to English.

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              Exactly what Corin Dann said on 1ewes PG.
              Todd’s a dead man walking. Bill needs to stop being a zombie, snap out of it, & tell him his future lies elsewhere. Even Bill’s is under a cloud now.

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              @ trav

              Ya a tuff sheila m8. Wanna him one of these & one of those?
              ⚔ ❄️ ❄️

              Still, plenty more where he came from, eh? 😳

            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              Sht ! 😖 * send.

    • Gezza

       /  June 20, 2017

      Stuff that. The little toad should out on his ear !
      English is looking bad, very bad, in this one as well.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 20, 2017

        PS: Damn good investigative journalism from Newsroom.
        Might be hope for some journos yet.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 20, 2017

        As a good Catholic lad, If anybody in the oppos is up to doing the job properly, he should shortly be receiving some first hand knowledge of crucifiction.

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        • Gezza

           /  June 20, 2017

          * Bill I mean. Barclay might be a protestant?

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          • Gezza

             /  June 20, 2017

            🙄 And, crucifixion I meant. There shouldn’t be anything fictional about this one. 😕

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            • Gezza

               /  June 20, 2017

              I expect there are practically orgies going on at TDB, TS & The Whaler’s.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  June 20, 2017

          “a good Catholic lad” – is that a self reference or to Barclay?

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  June 20, 2017

    It’s all right when the right do it

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 20, 2017

      Barclay is obviously a creep who has it coming to him. Wonder if someone primed Newshub on it. Should think he has plenty of enemies.

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      • Gezza

         /  June 20, 2017

        Well, to be fair, he seems to have worked really hard to get them Al..

        What’s that old saw – “age & treachery will overcome youth & inexperience (or hubris) everytime”?

        Or something like that. (No need to correct me Kitty; happy with that one, thanks.)

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  8. duperez

     /  June 20, 2017

    I love those David Attenborough nature documentaries. Is Newsroom trying to outdo him with their episode of the ‘Lesser Southern Lying Weasel’? Of course it all means nothing politically. Unless it wins at the IDA Documentary Awards or at the Academy Awards Documentary section.
    Click on the video:
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/06/20/34947/bill-english-recall

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  June 20, 2017

    I notice not a peep on Kiwiblog,Mr Farrar and national must have their heads down on how to spin this out, but at least the national installed PM has got his memory back, recover quickly boring Bill English.

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  10. Blazer

     /  June 20, 2017

    Winston…'”Bill English has been found out to not tell the truth. It’s that clean. And if he doesn’t like that he can sue me for defamation.’.

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  11. Conspiratoor

     /  June 20, 2017

    Politics and corruption. Weĺl colour me surprised

    One could almost call it dirty…

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  12. lurcher1948

     /  June 20, 2017

    billy looks like he has had a turnip pushed up his anus, just saying on TV1 , and it doesn’t look good, IS HE A LIER

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    • Gezza

       /  June 20, 2017

      Definitely one of yer better ones Lurch. A touch of Class in that one.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 20, 2017

      Surely a swede from Southland, not a turnip, Lurch?

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  13. lurcher1948

     /  June 20, 2017

    Here is David Farrars spin, on the crises as the national lapdog spin child david you could have done smarter…just saying
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/06/about_todd_barclay.html

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  14. lurcher1948

     /  June 20, 2017

    David Garrett another disgraced MP is very vocal posting,on this kiwiblog post ,national rightwing rubbish posting together,and whats sad the rubbish MP todd barclay will survive because boring billy english has NO BALLS

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