Hearing that Anne Tolley pleaded for the Diplomatic Protection Squad (DPS) to intervene in the Invercargill creative writing exercise is almost impossible to believe.
These are some of New Zealand’s top cops. Their job is to protect the Governor General, the PM, international political visitors and diplomats when there is a security issue.
It is not their job to run down school kids.
But there is more of an issue with the Nats use of DPS. And I want to make it clear I’m not criticising them.
It is just the vast numbers that the PM uses. Taking four to Hawaii. Having five escourting him around parliament. Using them as a battering ram around airports. And as personal servants holding his towel in the gym.
Helen had one or sometimes two round parliament. And when we were in UK at the same time she had one.
Of course the PM has to have Police support – but I think that he could do with half the number and real criminals could be caught if the rest of these top cops were turned loose on them.