Shane Jones and Yang Liu

November 21st, 2008 at 1:48 pm by David Farrar

has more damning documents in tonight’s TGIF. It’s proving very good value for $3 a month.

His documents include the clear advice from Internal Affairs that decline the application and that Liu was under active criminal investigation within New Zealand. There is also a revelation of a Cabinet Minister who received a donation from Liu, lobbying his Cabinet Colleague Jones on Liu’s behalf.

I advocated that Labour, when in power, should have established a full independent inquiry into the granting of citizenship. They failed to do so, once again trying to hide beind a Departmental Inquiry knowing such an inquiry can not question Ministers over their actions.

Now it is slightly more difficult for John Key to launch a public inquiry, as it is into a former Minister and could be seen as partisan. But what he should do is approach and get Goff’s agreement to a terms of reference into the granting of citizenship to Liu. Key and Goff would both be praised for ding the right thing, and a break from the past practice of trying to over these things up.

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14 Responses to “Shane Jones and Yang Liu”

  1. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    I would love to see Jones get busted. If anything, it may get him off Holmes’ show!

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  2. Turpin (342 comments) says:

    But will Goff agree to do the right thing.
    He spent the entire last 9yrs going along with all the lies and deceit even voting on it.
    Is it that that’s then and now’s now?

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  3. PhilBest (5,121 comments) says:

    Its heartening to see you granting Wishart the credit he deserves, DPF.

    One hopes that it won’t remain possible as it has done for so long, for the “MSM” to successfully leave damning issues off the public radar. Half the stuff in “Absolute Power” would be complete and utter “news” to the great majority of NZ-ers.

    One also hopes now that H1 is gone, the climate of fear in the civil service and maybe other departments of NZ’s life, will thaw out and further secrets be revealed.

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  4. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    The left are a corrupt and manipulative political force, and we need the bastards out of our lives. Get a real Police Commissioner in place (not the present leftist toady) and prosecute these arrogant bastards, from Klark to Jones to Carter to the full extent of the law. They think they’re above the law. Put them behind bars. Let’s have some real damn justice in this country for a change.

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  5. wikiriwhis business (3,998 comments) says:

    Can’t the man just be deported. It’s happenend before for far less.

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  6. wikiriwhis business (3,998 comments) says:

    I would like to know how popular ‘absolute Power’ was.

    I would bet a week of my student allowance, Maori wouldn’t like it.

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  7. coventry (321 comments) says:

    Can’t the man just be deported. It’s happened before for far less.

    Come on, which country would really want Shane Jones ?

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  8. Gooner (995 comments) says:

    You can’t deport a NZ citizen.

    That’s the whole crux of the matter.

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  9. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    Well there you go. Now you know why.

    But Gooner, can you revoke his citizenship?

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  10. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Watch the mainstream media spike the story. The stupid self important Marxist Jones is one of their political favourites.

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  11. baxter (893 comments) says:

    Wikiri:……………As far as I can recall there is nothing adverse to Maori in the book except maybe passing reference to the ‘Wananga”. I can’t recall anything else Wishart has written being hurtful to Maori feelings. Why don’t you subscribe to TGIF and get a cheap copy of the book. In this case it seems to me that the Minister “Carter” knowing he had a hot potato on his hands passed it to JONES knowing that his natural arrogance would take the desired course. JONES of course has a lighter skin colour than the average Welshman.

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  12. Ross Miller (1,704 comments) says:

    Redbaiter … we have agreed to disagree on occasions. Your 4.11 pm is right on the ‘money’.

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  13. Frank (320 comments) says:

    Alln the more reason that Helen Clark cannot accept any International Appointment.

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  14. Glutaemus Maximus (2,207 comments) says:

    So it is fine and dandy to import a dodgy Chinese Person, and yet since the turn of the decade some 25,000 Investor Category immigrants have been denied access. They had all the right qualifications. Winston ‘Chopper’ Peters put the block on so many inward immigrants in cahoots with Labour, as they were concerned that these ‘Rich Pricks’ that are liers like Keys might vote blue!

    Labour need investigating, and Helen Clark is unfit for office. Any Office.

    Winston Peters is a xenophopic, racist, charlatan. A thief and a robber. A twister and proven Liar.

    How the hell the Greens thought that they had a good deal with these bastards is beyond me!

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