The Joker (aka Judith Collins) is on the loose!! ... after resigning (pushed) from her ministerial position yesterday. She has had plenty of chances - too many if you ask 63% of New Zealanders - but her luck has finally run out with one revealing email authored by none other than Judith's good friend Cameron Slater at the centre.
After reading the email John Key has kicked her to touch with no promises of returning to a National Cabinet even if they return to power in September. When you're back on your goal line with the opposition on full attack and gaining ground you need to relieve the pressure the safest way... or is this desperation?
The reason given for her dismissal is that the email implicates the "Joker" in a possible attempt to undermine the position of the head of NZ's Serious Fraud Office when Judith was his Boss - not a good look for the National campaign at this time.
There is a lot more juice to squeeze from this story - like who obtained and delivered the email to John Key's Office and how did they obtain it if not hacked illegally?
Why is John Key acting on this unproven and anonymously provided email and not the numerous other damning emails revealed in Nicky Hagar's book "Dirty Politics"?
Who is the "Mark" recipient in the email whose last name was blacked?
Some in the Media have mentioned that this "Mark" could be tied to the SFO investigation into the now collapsed Hannover Finance Company where thousands of New Zealanders lost huge investments.
Also iPredict stock is mentioned at the bottom of the email and on the iPredict website you can create real money trades on political events - which could potentially give rise to insider trading - not just money but could Public Official's positions be traded for cash if you had inside knowledge?
Not a whole lot of money is traded usually but some Political Parties use the iPredict numbers when announcing polls. So this too could potentially be manipulated with cash injections.
At the end of the day Judith was gone and this story - a lot juicier!
Another Vinny Eastwood Special. Kiss your savings good bye New Zealand... too late - it's spent already.
In the last 8 years National under John Key have increased NZ's National Debt to $80 BILLION.... that's $80,000,000,000.
It would take the population of New Zealand (All 5 Million people including the elderly and the young - babies included) earning an average $24 per hour wage, working 40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year / 160 years to pay back this amount of money. That's handing over ALL of their earnings, every cent with no money to live and no holidays. If we used half of the earnings to live on then it would take 320 years to pay back.
In other words the NZ people will never pay this debt back with wages alone - the interest alone accrued after 320 years would add another 5 Billion to the total.
320 YEARS!... New Zealand hasn't even existed that long.
"Working for New Zealand" are we Mr Key?... your little blue "boat of Charon" is ferrying us toward a financial hell if we don't change things fast and for the better.
In the news since the release of Nicky Hagar's book titled "Dirty Politics" is this alleged "Political Slimer". I always wondered who Cameron Slater was getting his information from - he always seemed to be ahead of the game.
His Daddy was the National Party President who head hunted John Key to join the National Party in the late 90's - now John Key is in charge of the SIS Intelligence and GSCB Spying agencies. It's making sense to me. We'll see if any of Nicky's revelations in the book stick... don't hold your breath.
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