John Key prepares to sign theTTPA agreement in NZ this Feb. Reminds me of the famous words from the legendary George Carlin. It's a big club… and you ain't in it!
As the New Zealand economy remains stagnant John Key still believes we have a Rockstar Economy. All the while he's positioning himself to cream all he can before he leaves NZ Politics. Milking it much!
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!
Former Mayor of Auckland the "Dishonorable" John Banks has recently been found guilty of knowingly filing a false electoral return... and the man is still protesting his innocence. Poor John!
We must all realise now that he is a corrupt little man and he should do the right thing and disappear himself from the political arena. Move to Australia mate!
The only reason he's hanging on as an MP has to be so he can continue to receive his large taxpayer funded salary. I can't wait for it to be cut off. Can you believe we're still paying this crim!
Good luck August 1st with sentencing JB. You still have a chance to weasel out of any punishment and you could even keep your job as an MP.
Either way you're name is mud.
Well for the last few weeks this lady has been in the news here in NZ. Justice Minister Judith "Crusher" Collins an MP of the National Party is trying to "staunch" her way out of a smelly little situation. Apparently it seems she has "Popped In" to see the Oravida folk in China, met with a Chinese border Official, endorsed a milk product of a company that her Husband is a Director, bumbled her way through excuses as to why she went to China on a Tax Payer funded trip when her Ministerial Portfolios do not require her to visit China. Conflict of Interest? As far as I'm aware she hasn't stated her official business there, so what else could it be?
To make the story even more interesting the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key has played golf with Oravida Company Directors on a number of occasions and Oravida has slipped tens of thousands of dollars into the National Party's back pocket... as all good golfing buddies do?! So don't be surprised if no action is taken by the PM even though the NZ Cabinet Manual states clearly that conflicts of Interest are not allowed - there's more golf and donations to be had - what's more important people!
By the way Judith goes by the nickname "Crusher" because of her hard exterior attitude and behavior when dealing with her political opposition... more like a crusher of all the virtues required from a person in her position.
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