If Paula is a bully then so is Helen

We all know this, but I will leave the destruction of Labour’s faux outrage over bullying to Paul Buchanan and how appropriate that he slaps Labour with it on their own paid for lap-blog.

I hate to say it, but I think bullying crosses the aisle and is endemic not only in NZ politics but the society at large, be it in academia, government, unions or corporations. Helen Clark openly called for my dismissal from Auckland University when I raised questions about the Zaoui case. She also vilified Deborah Manning, who is one of the more courageous Kiwis I have met. After it was all over and Zaoui won his appeal, Deborah moved on to an international job and Helen got her wish with regards to me.