Friday, 6 May 2016

Its hit the fan...PM on the run...










Is Key's world about to tumble?

From Radio New Zealand...

Key criticised by Panama Papers source
4 minutes ago
The anonymous leaker of the Panama Papers has spoken for the first time and has singled out Prime Minister John Key for criticism.
The offices of law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City Photo: AFP
In an 1800-word statement, the whistleblower offered to help law authorities make prosecutions in return for immunity.
The papers, from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, have shown how some wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax and avoid sanctions.
The whistleblower was critical of official reactions to the leak, calling on Britain, the United States and the European Community to take "swift action" - but their leaders are not named.
The statement said Mr Key had been "curiously quiet" about New Zealand's role in enabling the "financial fraud Mecca" of the Cook Islands.
A spokesperson for Mr Key said the government had always said it would consider any issues raised in relation to New Zealand's foreign trust rules and investigate whether improvements could be made.
He said a review of the disclosure rules around foreign trusts was already underway and the Government was participating in the OECD's ongoing work around addressing international tax issues.
The spokesperson said the Mr Key had not previously commented on allegations of financial fraud in the Cook Islands because the issue had not been raised with him.
Judicial systems 'failed to address tax havens'
In the statement "The Revolution will be Digitized", John Doe starts by saying: "Income equality is one of the defining issues of our time." Although the name John Doe is used, the identity and gender of the source has not been revealed.
The whistleblower accused banks, financial regulators and tax authorities of having failed.
"Decisions have been made that have spared the wealthy while focusing instead on reining in middle- and low-income citizens.
"Thousands of prosecutions could stem from the Panama Papers, if only law enforcement could access and evaluate the actual documents.
"ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and its partner publications have rightly stated that they will not provide them to law enforcement agencies. I, however, would be willing to co-operate with law enforcement to the extent that I am able."
But the source added: "Legitimate whistleblowers who expose unquestionable wrongdoing, whether insiders or outsiders, deserve immunity from government retribution."
Responding to speculation about his or her identity, John Doe's statement says: "For the record, I do not work for any government or intelligence agency, directly or as a contractor, and I never have.
"My viewpoint is entirely my own, as was my decision to share the documents with (German newspaper) Suddeutsche Zeitung and the ICIJ, , not for any specific political purpose, but simply because I understood enough about their contents to realise the scale of the injustices they described."
The anonymous source said he or she had not worked for any government or intelligence agency. Photo: AFP / 123RF
John Doe said global judicial systems had "utterly failed to address the metastasizing tax havens spotting Earth's surface".
"Shell companies are often associated with the crime of tax evasion, but the Panama Papers show beyond a shadow of a doubt that although shell companies are not illegal by definition, they are used to carry out a wide array of serious crimes that go beyond evading taxes," the statement said.
The documents reveal the hidden assets of hundreds of politicians, officials, current and former national leaders, celebrities and sports stars. They list more than 200,000 shell companies, foundations and trusts set up in tax havens around the world.
Panama-based Mossack Fonseca denies any wrongdoing. It says it was hacked by servers based abroad and has filed a complaint with the Panamanian attorney general's office. It says it has not acted illegally and that information was being misrepresented.
The John Doe statement came shortly before US President Barack Obama delivered an address on the economy, in which he cited the Panama Papers as highlighting the problem of corruption and tax evasion.
He said the US would require banks to identify those behind shell corporations. Mr Obama said his administration's actions would allow it to do a better job of making sure people paid taxes.

That was the polite version from RNZ. 

2. Here is the more robust 'The Daily Blog' version...

next week [Tuesday] the full version will be public knowledge...It's not hard to see why Key pulled out of attending a conference on government corruption in the US on Thursday and sent that wonderful representative of non corruption...yeah right... Judith [crusher and milk powder expert] Collins in his place... 

And the deluge of details showing NZ is a tax haven has begun – where’s your messiah John Key now National voters?

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Oh. Dear.
Remember, John Key and the National Party scream they have not turned NZ into a Tax Haven.
Remember that when you read this
  • A Mexican construction tycoon dubbed the ‘Duke of Influence’ joined a rush of foreign money into tax-free New Zealand trusts.
  • Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantu, who built his fortune from billions of dollars in Mexican government contracts, was investigated for lavish housing deals with Mexican political figures.
  • On July 1 last year, Cantu’s Miami lawyer said his client had “circa $US100 million” to put into three New Zealand trusts.
  • Maltese investors who had been turned away from nine banks in the Caribbean, Miami and Panama eventually found a home for their money in New Zealand trusts.
  • Demand for New Zealand trusts went into overdrive late last year with Mossack Fonseca staff in Panama urging New Zealand staff to “chase the money”.
…Where’s your messiah John Key now National Party voters? How can you now pretend to have any moral or ethical high ground when voting National? How can you pretend Key hasn’t built a Tax Haven? When do you accept he rules for the rich, not for you?
Surely an inflated property portfolio isn’t worth this shame is it?
And there is so much more to come. The special attention that John Doe has given John Key suggests this hack is personal...
Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has been curiously quiet about his country’s role in enabling the financial fraud Mecca that is the Cook Islands.
Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
Vengeance is a dish served best about half way through the next election cycle.
John Key’s reputation is being damaged, and he’s damaging our credibility globally. This is now a real problem for National. NZers have a Flight of the Concords cultural cringe, in that they don’t have the self confidence to make a decision on their own so just follow the herd, but the second the external world notices us and says something, we all immediately nod our heads.
If the rest of the planet is now calling us a Tax Haven, the ovine nature of NZers collective political apathy violently counter-corrects and stampedes the other way.
Mass surveillance lies, dirty politics tricks and now the builder of tax havens – at some point Key’s continued support becomes a reflection on those who vote for him. If you are not angry by all of this, you are part of the problem.
We must have a full Royal Commission of Inquiry now!
- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/#sthash.UYkLLdy8.dpuf

And the deluge of details showing NZ is a tax haven has begun – where’s your messiah John Key now National voters?

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Oh. Dear.
Remember, John Key and the National Party scream they have not turned NZ into a Tax Haven.
Remember that when you read this
  • A Mexican construction tycoon dubbed the ‘Duke of Influence’ joined a rush of foreign money into tax-free New Zealand trusts.
  • Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantu, who built his fortune from billions of dollars in Mexican government contracts, was investigated for lavish housing deals with Mexican political figures.
  • On July 1 last year, Cantu’s Miami lawyer said his client had “circa $US100 million” to put into three New Zealand trusts.
  • Maltese investors who had been turned away from nine banks in the Caribbean, Miami and Panama eventually found a home for their money in New Zealand trusts.
  • Demand for New Zealand trusts went into overdrive late last year with Mossack Fonseca staff in Panama urging New Zealand staff to “chase the money”.
…Where’s your messiah John Key now National Party voters? How can you now pretend to have any moral or ethical high ground when voting National? How can you pretend Key hasn’t built a Tax Haven? When do you accept he rules for the rich, not for you?
Surely an inflated property portfolio isn’t worth this shame is it?
And there is so much more to come. The special attention that John Doe has given John Key suggests this hack is personal...
Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has been curiously quiet about his country’s role in enabling the financial fraud Mecca that is the Cook Islands.
Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
Vengeance is a dish served best about half way through the next election cycle.
John Key’s reputation is being damaged, and he’s damaging our credibility globally. This is now a real problem for National. NZers have a Flight of the Concords cultural cringe, in that they don’t have the self confidence to make a decision on their own so just follow the herd, but the second the external world notices us and says something, we all immediately nod our heads.
If the rest of the planet is now calling us a Tax Haven, the ovine nature of NZers collective political apathy violently counter-corrects and stampedes the other way.
Mass surveillance lies, dirty politics tricks and now the builder of tax havens – at some point Key’s continued support becomes a reflection on those who vote for him. If you are not angry by all of this, you are part of the problem.
We must have a full Royal Commission of Inquiry now!
- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/#sthash.2LnSAXhu.dpuf

And the deluge of details showing NZ is a tax haven has begun – where’s your messiah John Key now National voters?

By   /   May 7, 2016  /   1 Comment
TDB recommends Voyager - Unlimited internet @home as fast as you can get Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
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16457bbcda096468f57599fc6eed65572461822c_620x311
Oh. Dear.
Remember, John Key and the National Party scream they have not turned NZ into a Tax Haven.
Remember that when you read this
  • A Mexican construction tycoon dubbed the ‘Duke of Influence’ joined a rush of foreign money into tax-free New Zealand trusts.
  • Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantu, who built his fortune from billions of dollars in Mexican government contracts, was investigated for lavish housing deals with Mexican political figures.
  • On July 1 last year, Cantu’s Miami lawyer said his client had “circa $US100 million” to put into three New Zealand trusts.
  • Maltese investors who had been turned away from nine banks in the Caribbean, Miami and Panama eventually found a home for their money in New Zealand trusts.
  • Demand for New Zealand trusts went into overdrive late last year with Mossack Fonseca staff in Panama urging New Zealand staff to “chase the money”.
…Where’s your messiah John Key now National Party voters? How can you now pretend to have any moral or ethical high ground when voting National? How can you pretend Key hasn’t built a Tax Haven? When do you accept he rules for the rich, not for you?
Surely an inflated property portfolio isn’t worth this shame is it?
And there is so much more to come. The special attention that John Doe has given John Key suggests this hack is personal...
Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has been curiously quiet about his country’s role in enabling the financial fraud Mecca that is the Cook Islands.
Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
Vengeance is a dish served best about half way through the next election cycle.
John Key’s reputation is being damaged, and he’s damaging our credibility globally. This is now a real problem for National. NZers have a Flight of the Concords cultural cringe, in that they don’t have the self confidence to make a decision on their own so just follow the herd, but the second the external world notices us and says something, we all immediately nod our heads.
If the rest of the planet is now calling us a Tax Haven, the ovine nature of NZers collective political apathy violently counter-corrects and stampedes the other way.
Mass surveillance lies, dirty politics tricks and now the builder of tax havens – at some point Key’s continued support becomes a reflection on those who vote for him. If you are not angry by all of this, you are part of the problem.
We must have a full Royal Commission of Inquiry now!
- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/#sthash.2LnSAXhu.dpuf
Oh. Dear.
Remember, John Key and the National Party scream they have not turned NZ into a Tax Haven.
Remember that when you read this
  • A Mexican construction tycoon dubbed the ‘Duke of Influence’ joined a rush of foreign money into tax-free New Zealand trusts.
  • Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantu, who built his fortune from billions of dollars in Mexican government contracts, was investigated for lavish housing deals with Mexican political figures.
  • On July 1 last year, Cantu’s Miami lawyer said his client had “circa $US100 million” to put into three New Zealand trusts.
  • Maltese investors who had been turned away from nine banks in the Caribbean, Miami and Panama eventually found a home for their money in New Zealand trusts.
  • Demand for New Zealand trusts went into overdrive late last year with Mossack Fonseca staff in Panama urging New Zealand staff to “chase the money”.
…Where’s your messiah John Key now National Party voters? How can you now pretend to have any moral or ethical high ground when voting National? How can you pretend Key hasn’t built a Tax Haven? When do you accept he rules for the rich, not for you?
Surely an inflated property portfolio isn’t worth this shame is it?
And there is so much more to come. The special attention that John Doe has given John Key suggests this hack is personal...
Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has been curiously quiet about his country’s role in enabling the financial fraud Mecca that is the Cook Islands.
Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
Vengeance is a dish served best about half way through the next election cycle.
John Key’s reputation is being damaged, and he’s damaging our credibility globally. This is now a real problem for National. NZers have a Flight of the Concords cultural cringe, in that they don’t have the self confidence to make a decision on their own so just follow the herd, but the second the external world notices us and says something, we all immediately nod our heads.
If the rest of the planet is now calling us a Tax Haven, the ovine nature of NZers collective political apathy violently counter-corrects and stampedes the other way.
Mass surveillance lies, dirty politics tricks and now the builder of tax havens – at some point Key’s continued support becomes a reflection on those who vote for him. If you are not angry by all of this, you are part of the problem.
We must have a full Royal Commission of Inquiry now!
- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/#sthash.bRnqgwo1.dpuf
Oh. Dear.
Remember, John Key and the National Party scream they have not turned NZ into a Tax Haven.
Remember that when you read this
  • A Mexican construction tycoon dubbed the ‘Duke of Influence’ joined a rush of foreign money into tax-free New Zealand trusts.
  • Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantu, who built his fortune from billions of dollars in Mexican government contracts, was investigated for lavish housing deals with Mexican political figures.
  • On July 1 last year, Cantu’s Miami lawyer said his client had “circa $US100 million” to put into three New Zealand trusts.
  • Maltese investors who had been turned away from nine banks in the Caribbean, Miami and Panama eventually found a home for their money in New Zealand trusts.
  • Demand for New Zealand trusts went into overdrive late last year with Mossack Fonseca staff in Panama urging New Zealand staff to “chase the money”.
…Where’s your messiah John Key now National Party voters? How can you now pretend to have any moral or ethical high ground when voting National? How can you pretend Key hasn’t built a Tax Haven? When do you accept he rules for the rich, not for you?
Surely an inflated property portfolio isn’t worth this shame is it?
And there is so much more to come. The special attention that John Doe has given John Key suggests this hack is personal...
Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has been curiously quiet about his country’s role in enabling the financial fraud Mecca that is the Cook Islands.
Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
Vengeance is a dish served best about half way through the next election cycle.
John Key’s reputation is being damaged, and he’s damaging our credibility globally. This is now a real problem for National. NZers have a Flight of the Concords cultural cringe, in that they don’t have the self confidence to make a decision on their own so just follow the herd, but the second the external world notices us and says something, we all immediately nod our heads.
If the rest of the planet is now calling us a Tax Haven, the ovine nature of NZers collective political apathy violently counter-corrects and stampedes the other way.
Mass surveillance lies, dirty politics tricks and now the builder of tax havens – at some point Key’s continued support becomes a reflection on those who vote for him. If you are not angry by all of this, you are part of the problem.
We must have a full Royal Commission of Inquiry now!
- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/#sthash.bRnqgwo1.dpuf
http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/ 

And the deluge of details showing NZ is a tax haven has begun – where’s your messiah John Key now National voters?

By   /   May 7, 2016  /   1 Comment
TDB recommends Voyager - Unlimited internet @home as fast as you can get Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
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16457bbcda096468f57599fc6eed65572461822c_620x311
Oh. Dear.
Remember, John Key and the National Party scream they have not turned NZ into a Tax Haven.
Remember that when you read this
  • A Mexican construction tycoon dubbed the ‘Duke of Influence’ joined a rush of foreign money into tax-free New Zealand trusts.
  • Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantu, who built his fortune from billions of dollars in Mexican government contracts, was investigated for lavish housing deals with Mexican political figures.
  • On July 1 last year, Cantu’s Miami lawyer said his client had “circa $US100 million” to put into three New Zealand trusts.
  • Maltese investors who had been turned away from nine banks in the Caribbean, Miami and Panama eventually found a home for their money in New Zealand trusts.
  • Demand for New Zealand trusts went into overdrive late last year with Mossack Fonseca staff in Panama urging New Zealand staff to “chase the money”.
…Where’s your messiah John Key now National Party voters? How can you now pretend to have any moral or ethical high ground when voting National? How can you pretend Key hasn’t built a Tax Haven? When do you accept he rules for the rich, not for you?
Surely an inflated property portfolio isn’t worth this shame is it?
And there is so much more to come. The special attention that John Doe has given John Key suggests this hack is personal...
Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand has been curiously quiet about his country’s role in enabling the financial fraud Mecca that is the Cook Islands.
Who would want vengeance on the Prime Minister of NZ with the skills to hack?
Vengeance is a dish served best about half way through the next election cycle.
John Key’s reputation is being damaged, and he’s damaging our credibility globally. This is now a real problem for National. NZers have a Flight of the Concords cultural cringe, in that they don’t have the self confidence to make a decision on their own so just follow the herd, but the second the external world notices us and says something, we all immediately nod our heads.
If the rest of the planet is now calling us a Tax Haven, the ovine nature of NZers collective political apathy violently counter-corrects and stampedes the other way.
Mass surveillance lies, dirty politics tricks and now the builder of tax havens – at some point Key’s continued support becomes a reflection on those who vote for him. If you are not angry by all of this, you are part of the problem.
We must have a full Royal Commission of Inquiry now!
- See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/05/07/and-the-deluge-of-details-showing-nz-is-a-tax-haven-has-begun-wheres-your-messiah-john-key-now-national-voters/#sthash.UYkLLdy8.dpuf

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peter,

Bloody Hell! the news just goes on getting worser and worser! I wonder how Kreyp will be responding to those revelations. The Parliamentary broadcast will certainly be worth a watch every day next week! Kreyp’s eyes won’t appear to be on swivels but spinning frantically like tops!

The Paradise Conspiracy laid bare all the double dealings by the Financial Industry in this country. Obviously their Motto is ‘Bigger and Better” and Forever upward! It noted that Bogler was PM in those days, so, once again the Nats were donkey deep in shady financial deals From the revelations in the book it is beyond comprehension that the government of the day wouldn’t have known what was going down. just as it is with the present Mossack Fonseca revelations!


adam milne said...

Im glad I bought my sideshow tickets long ago-on with the show!!