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explicitly denied knowledge of who had sent the pamphlets.
Holmes : Who's doing the nasty pamphlets?
Brash: I don't know actually Paul. One thing I do know, its not the
National Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee also told Radio New Zealand on
Wednesday, "We were not aware that they were coming out and have had
nothing to do with it."
NEWZTEL NEWS: TRN 1ZB ?PAUL HOLMES? TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2005
PRESENTER (PAUL HOLMES
): Eighteen to eight and we have the National Party leader Don Brash
with us for his Tuesday spot. Good morning.
PRESENTER: Who's doing the nasty pamphlets?
BRASH: I don't know actually, Paul. One thing I do know, it's not the
PRESENTER: It's got blue tick all over the back.
BRASH: Well I can't help them using our blue colour but it's not the
National Party I can promise you that.
PRESENTER: Don Brash, thank you very much for your time.
BRASH: Thank you, Paul.
PRESENTER: That's Don Brash, leader of the National Party. It is 12
minutes to eight at NewstalkZB.
NEWZTEL NEWS: RNZ ?MORNING REPORT? WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2005 7-8
PRESENTER: Well the National Party?s Gerry Brownlee, joins us now.
Gerry Brownlee, what is the National Party?s relationship, if any,
with the Exclusive Brethren Church?
GERRY BROWNLEE (NATIONAL?S DEPUTY LEADER): Oh there?s no
relationship with the Exclusive Brethren Church and we did not have
anything to do with the preparation of these pamphlets or the printing
or the distribution of these pamphlets. We were not aware that they
were coming out and have had nothing to do with it.
Transcript by PM's office - Don Brash and 95b FM reporter Noelle
McCarthy, Thursday 8 September (audio on www.scoop.co.nz)
Good morning Noelle ? how are you?
I am well thank you. Now is it true that two weeks ago you met with
members of the Exclusive Brethren who are behind this anti government
I can't tell you exactly when I met with them, but yes I have met with
them, I?ve made that quite clear. Certainly it was within the last
month, and they told me they were utterly fed up with the government
and I agreed with them.
There was talk that there was some prayer at this meeting. Was that
No, there was no prayer at that meeting, or at least not that I could
observe, there may have been people praying silently. The Herald report
this morning suggesting we met for prayer is quite wrong. At least I
didn?t say that at any point. What they indicated was that they were
going to pray for me and pray for the National Party.
Lovely, so apart from indicating that they were going to pray for you
was there anything else of a campaigning nature discussed?
Oh yes they indicated that they were going to campaign against the
government and they were going to issue some pamphlets, but I did not
read those pamphlets and had absolutely no part in reading them,
writing them, funding them, or distributing them and it's high time
that the media pointed that out and the Greens have been arguing that
the National Party was behind those pamphlets. And we were not. And the
people who where involved with these pamphlets have now said who they
So you were aware that this group was going to use other methods beside
the power of prayer to support the National Party.
I knew they were going to use some pamphlets attacking the government
and I said tremendous I?m delighted about that, because the
government is lousy and should be changed.
IT IS NOW TIME FOR DON TO RESIGN QUIETLY AND HEAD OFF TO SOMALIA WHERE
HE WONT HAVE TO PAY TAXES....BUT HE WILL HAVE TO ARM HIMSELF TO THE
TEETH TO FIGHT OFF
SOMALIAN WARLORDS WHO WILL WANT HIS PROPERTY, HIS WIFE AND DON AS
SLAVES - THE TRUE CAPITALIST SOCIETY WITH NO GOVERNMENT TO SPEAK OF,
WHICH DON ADMIRES.