Sunshine rose this morning, Peters demands urgent inquiry

Winston Peters doesn’t call for inquiries as often as the sun rises but he’s almost as predictable.

ODT:  Peters calls for inquiry into National MP

Speaking in Dunedin today, Mr Peters told about 260 people New Zealand had been caught out and exposed to being a pawn of the Communists in China.

“The influence of the Government of China is real within the New Zealand Government. This is not a spy thriller from the airport bookshelves,” he said to loud applause.

New Zealand became vulnerable the moment National recruited Dr Yang, Mr Peters said.

His decade of work with Chinese military intelligence had only now been opened up, but not yet laid bare.

Mr Peters said Dr Yang had tried to quell the outrage by saying he had been transparent.

However, his CV had 10 years missing which was the time he spent with the Chinese intelligence, and not as an English teacher.

”Was he the only English teacher they could find?”

Mr Peters claimed a Chinese informant, someone he trusted, alerted him to Dr Yang’s past in 2011 but could not provide the evidence.

He released copies of Hansard to prove he had raised the matters on April 5 which Prime Minister Bill English dismissed.

However there may be some dark clouds looking that distract Peters from pushing this – NZ First are trending down in the polls, slipping to 6% in the latest Colmar Brunton poll and that was taken before his alarming interview with Guyon Espiner this morning.

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  1. Kitty Catkin

     /  14th September 2017

    He’s been around too long, he’s past it, poor old man.

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  14th September 2017

    Two Ticks
    one tick RED
    One tick BLACK

  4. David

     /  14th September 2017

    I listened to the interview on my cans in the gym this morning and found myself laughing out loud. Espiner hammering at irrelevant details and Winnie loosing it, comedy gold.

  5. oldlaker

     /  14th September 2017

    Only in NZ would we think an MP who was part of military intelligence in China had nothing to explain. Can you imagine the US accepting a politician who had worked for the KGB in any role at all? Has Yang ever criticised the Chinese govt? In his maiden speech he appeared to say National Party policy was a good fit with the Chinese… “reflecting on the way in which China has achieved its positive change and development gives me a firm belief that the policies of the National Party are in the best interests of New Zealand”.

    • Patzcuaro

       /  14th September 2017

      There are plenty of Yangs around the world, they only believe in being close to the source of power. In China it looks like he was working with the state intelligence apparatus, probably helping spy on subversive wanting democracy. Here he joins the National Party but he is probably still spying on subversives wanting democracy.

      No real ideology just power the elixir of power, well he has joined the right party.


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