COMMENT:

Winston Peters is well known for being belligerent, complaining and prone to political conspiracies. It's easy to write-off his current High Court trial as hubris and score-settling.

Peters is suing former National Cabinet Ministers and heads of government departments for their alleged role in his embarrassing 2017 scandal when his pension overpayments were made public in the midst of the election campaign.

Many seem to think that the Deputy Prime Minister should just move on. However, the issues involved in Peters' lawsuit are incredibly important for politics and democracy. They go to the heart of ethics and the dangers

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