At last someone in the MSM is making the connection between the Vela donation to Winston Peters and the $9 million gift to the racing industry in Labour's 2008 budget. One is left gasping at the return on the Vela investment. $175k gets you $9m. Did the Vela family take the hat around the country's thoroughbred industry to raise the stake money? What other donations were received by Peters and his dubious connections from as yet undisclosed sources within the racing industry?
There is much more to this dirty little sleazy deal than meets the eye.
Duncan Webb asks all the right questions in his new blog. He rightly points out that the $9mil goes pretty quickly to race horse owners.
I hope he will look closely at every piece of government policy with which Peters has exerted influence and then examines the potential connections to NZ1 supporters and their cronies..