‘Nothing to see here’ – yeah right!
‘Nothing to see here’ – yeah
John Key’s desperate ‘nothing to see
here’ defence won’t fool New Zealanders who know a dodgy
deal when they see one, says Labour Leader David
“No matter how many times John Key repeats
‘there’s nothing to see here’ he can’t deny that he
gave Sky City the inside running on a deal that sells our
legislation in return for more pokies.
Minister repeatedly dodged straight questions in Parliament
today about whether his Chief of Staff offered Sky City
‘regulatory relief’ in return for building the
convention centre and whether that offer was extended to
“He didn’t want to answer because it
shows that he was sharing information with Sky City that
other bidders were not privy to. It took the Speaker David
Carter to answer for him, saying that the Prime Minister
himself had offered the casino that relief.
has been spinning for days that the deputy
Auditor-General’s report clears him. But John Key hasn’t
been vindicated. He’s been implicated. He’s up to his
eyeballs in this cosy stich-up and is funding a convention
centre on the backs of problem gamblers.
wasn’t ‘even-handed, it wasn’t ‘transparent’ and
it treated bidders ‘very differently’. Kiwis don’t
support it. The Government should go back to square one and
conduct an open and honest process,” said David
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