Where has the ACT Party been on the latest furore over police spying? This ought to be right up the alley of any party of real libertarians- that is, unless they’re libertarians fronting for the neoconservative “borrow and spend” policies of the U.S. Republican Party, as Russel suggests.
The SIG has its hands in even more pies than we had expected. This story isn’t going away, and now would be the time for National’s support parties to show they really are its conscience and to make it clear that this needs to go to an independent inquiry. It is simply unacceptable in any democratic nation that the police spy on the day-to-day activities of peaceful groups like the Green Party and Unite, let alone activist groups like Greenpeace or Save Happy Valley.
update: No Right Turn is saying that it’s a whole raft of unions that have been spied on, not just Unite. Apparently I should fact-check better 🙂