Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lip Larger Than Wallet

It looks as though the NZ Opposition leader is not confident of his ability to handle two defamation cases simultaneously.

But today, in a short statement, Mr Little admitted that he was wrong.
"In April, I made statements concerning advice provided to the Bahamas government by John Shewan, the person appointed to review the disclosure rule concerning foreign trusts in New Zealand. 
Those statements were based on a report in a Bahamas newspaper," he said.

"After meeting with Mr Shewan, I accept his explanation that while he advised the Bahamas government on tax matters he did not advise them on how to maintain their tax haven status."

So we have a fool who shoots his mouth of on the back of a tropical newspaper report and he wants to be Prime Minister?


Anonymous said...

I do like it when politicians apologise instead of shows strength of character.

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Or perhaps the realization they're on a hiding to nothing should the writs start flying. I would have thought that attacking a person based on an unverified report in some third rate tropical rag shows incompetence rather than strength of character.

Anonymous said...

I hardly think the Bahamas Post is a rag. I concede that it is based in the tropics although what that has to do with the price of mangoes I cannot guess.

Check it out and look at it's affiliates. If it is rag it must make the the Herald look pretty mediocre.

Lord Egbut

pdm said...

Lord Egbut - I think most who regularly frequent this blog would agree that these days the Herald is mediocre.

You nailed on there.

pdm said...

OOps - you nailed one there.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


It doesn't even make mediocre.

paul scott said...

Is some of this like the Mexican Wall, maybe. A noise to attract a diffuse public opinion, in this case, on Corporate welfare.

The Veteran said...

Paul ... sorry, you've lost it/me yet again. What has Mr Little apologizing for getting it completely wrong have to do with corporate welfare.

As for the Herald. Deems to me it is sustained solely by the fact that it runs a couple of pages advertising Auckland's brothel services, oooops, massage services for the discerning and not so discerning.