Sunday, May 30, 2010

Well That Didn't Take Long

Subtitled:-

Poms, Poofs and Perfidy

It appears the goody two shoes junior coalition partner had some real skeletons in the cupboard.

What is it about leftists which makes them think they can get away with this sort of sham transaction?

Laws stepped down as Chief Treasury Secretary after the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported he had channelled more than ₤40,000 ($68,300) of taxpayers' money in rent to his long-term male partner.

"I do not see how I can carry out my crucial work on the budget and spending review while I have to deal with the private and public implications of recent revelations," Laws said at a brief press conference.

The millionaire former banker, a member of the Liberal Democrat junior coalition partners, said he had not disclosed the financial arrangement because of "my desire to keep my sexuality secret".

I see the same sort of shenanigans going on within the church as lefties try to use sham transactions to have their parishes evade the payment of GST on rental income from buildings. They dress it up and call it 'donations.'

5 comments:

harpoon said...

What is it about rightards that makes them always generalise from the particular?

Anonymous said...

pot, kettle, black there harpoon?

Harpoon said...

Anon ...

Why is irony always lost on rightards?

pdm said...

Hmm - seems the repacement Treasurer has had a tax evasion question raised - amount said to be 30k.

Anonymous said...

Church? Which church is dodging paying their GST? Brian Tamaki's? ;)