Audrey Young previews this evening’s privileges committee hearing and compares it to the Wine Box inquiry.
Mr Peters is about to take the witness stand and National has to be very careful how it treats him. Mr Peters v The Rest is his favourite position.
No, it’s not about the privileges committee hearing that begins tonight into a $100,000 donation to Peters by billionaire Owen Glenn.
It’s what I wrote in June 1996 on the eve of Peters’ appearance at the Winebox inquiry in Auckland.
Peters and hearings go together all too easily and I’ve witnessed many of them.
To any other politician such hearings would be a traumatic event. To Peters they present a platform, an opportunity to attack, though it doesn’t always work out the way he plans it…
Regardless of what the committee determines there is no doubt that Peters will be in his element with public and media attention on him.