Monday, October 02, 2006

Hiding the evidence

A great catch by both leftdog and 1337hax0r, as the Cons are arguing against releasing documents related to Rob Anders' coronation on the basis that the truth could cause "irreparable harm" to the party.

As noted in the Sun's coverage, it doesn't look too likely that the Cons will succeed in the argument in any event since the matter could be made moot by any real delay. But it says plenty about a party when it genuinely believes that the truth about its internal decision-making is too damaging to be allowed anywhere near public eyes - or has a low enough regard for the court system that it's willing to launch sketchy applications solely to try to avoid having the matter heard. And if there's anything damning enough in the materials that could form part of the review, then it may be worth keeping a lookout for any PMS brinksmanship to provoke an election before the matter can be heard.

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