Monday, September 8, 2008
Glen due at the Privileges Committee meeting...
Helen Clark will make up her own mind without any unwanted comments from John Key who should discipline his own party. The party beginning to go down the gurgler!
No transcripts or correspondence appear to exist from a meeting between the Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters over party funding issues.
The pair met on July 29 and Mr Peters assured Helen Clark neither he, nor his party, had received a donation from Monaco-based businessman Owen Glenn. Miss Clark also sought assurances that laws had not been broken.
In response to an Official Information Act request, the Prime Minister's office says no transcript of the meeting exists. It also says it has never received any correspondence from Mr Peters, or his party, regarding donations they had received, the operation of the Spencer Trust, or the $100,000 businessman Owen Glenn donated towards Winston Peters legal bills in 2005.
Mr Glenn is due to appear before Parliament's Privileges Committee today to give evidence about his donation. The New Zealand Herald reports him as saying he is just here to clear his name.
"I just want to get rid of it and get on with my life."
Mr Glenn has already provided two letters to the committee saying Mr Peters personally asked him for the donation and then thanked him for it.
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