Seems it is the season for lies. Hot on the heels of Winston Peters being the first politician in years to be censured by Parliament for telling lies, John Key has been caught out with his own lies about his Transrail shareholding.
And it seems in trying to cover his lies, he has told another one this morning. Being interviewed by Paul Henry on Breakfast, Key stated:
Any question I asked would have been in the public domain really, er, any information I had was in the public domain.
Now, that is true of Parliamentary Written Questions, but the documents released by Michael Cullen reveal that John Key also made and received responses to Official Information Act requests about Transrail.
Now responses to Official Information Act requests are not in the public domain. The only people who would have known the contents of those responses would be Key and anyone he chose to send them to.
Seems he’s been caught with his pants on fire again.