It is pathetically sad to see the way Labour will use any group of unfortunates in a desperate effort to curry favour (did you get it?) with the electorate. Today Chris Carter unwisely opens his big mouth outside in the real world where parliamentary privilege doesn't exist.
Contrast this with the cool headed wisdom of National's Pansy Wong:-
"She felt the best way forward was for the police, the Commerce Commission and the Serious Fraud Office to pool their resources for the investigations and come up with with a conclusion swiftly."
Carter's assertion that Green Acres are exposed because the perpetrator of the fraud was working for them appears to me to be pretty thin. He bases his opinion on a phrase used on the company's website - .... "works with the franchise support office"......
I'm not a lawyer but I'd be surprised if he got very far with that one. If the villain of the piece was operating as an independent contractor (and I suspect he was) then Carter has Buckley's chance. In my own case I operate as a broker and I 'work with the underwriting departments of a number of life offices.' This does not make them responsible for any hanky-panky I might get up to on the side.
The soft, stupid, naive West:
49 minutes ago