28 Mar 2018

Ardern 'disingenous' on Russian spies comment - Buchanan

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 28 March 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's statement that New Zealand is not home to any Russian spies is being met with scepticism - and scoffing - internationally. The Guardian's headline reads: 'New Zealand says it would expel Russian spies ... but it can't find any', while French news agency AFP writes: 'New Zealand can't find any Russian spies to expel'. New Zealand is now the only member of the 'Five Eyes' alliance not to take action against Russia over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter. Security analyst Paul Buchanan tells Guyon Espiner the Prime Minister's comments are disingenuous.