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Letter to the editor – Dear Leader loses the plot in Parliament

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Frank Macskasy - letters to the editor - Frankly Speaking

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: NZ Herald <letters@herald.co.nz>
date: Thu, May 12, 2016
subject: Letter to the editor

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The editor
NZ Herald

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The Prime Minister’s recent responses to revelations from the Panama Papers are becoming more unpredictable and bizarre by the day.

According to John Key, NZ is “only a bit player” when it comes to foreign trusts, even though we are mentioned 61,000 times in the Panama Papers.

John Key’s former lawyer, Ken Whitney, assured the Prime Minister that he had no connections to tax-haven promoter, Mossack Fonseca. The Prime Minister was satisfied with those assurances.

Then we learn that Whitney did indeed have close links to Mossack Fonseca. Which Key still refuses to accept.

Whitney was also part of a group of lawyers, with working connections to Mossack Fonseca, who lobbied Revenue Minister Todd McLay to “persuade” the IRD to discretely drop it’s review of foreign trusts in NZ.

On 11 May, Key’s hysteria forced the Speaker of the House to remove the Prime Minister from the Debating Chamber. This was after Key falsely accused the Red Cross, Amnesty International, and Greenpeace of having trusts with Mossack Fonseca.

The Prime Minister has lost the plot on this issue.

All New Zealanders are required to pay their taxes.

Why is Key assisting the wealthy to avoid paying their taxes, to their respective countries?

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-Frank Macskasy

[address and phone number supplied]

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References

Radio NZ: Panama Papers hotly debated in Parliament

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Panama Papers cartoon

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  1. 18 May 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Key wasn’t ejected from the House, it was a carefully orchestrated, pre-planned event to allow him to escape answering questions from the Opposition.

    Carter didn’t suddenly “grow a pair”, he followed instructions from the Ninth Floor.

    Corruption is well and truly thriving in New Zealand, folks.

  2. Sally's Husband
    24 May 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Well, it took 9 years for the plebs to wake up to Rob Muldoon. But only a couple of years before they chucked up Jenny Shipley. New Zealanders can be a funny bunch. We love our independence and hate “nanny State” telling us what do do , but in the next breath bow down and worship “strong government”.

    Who can figure it out? Not me.

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