I’ve blogged on this before, on how a few nutbars on the left think that Bill English and Nick Smith have devised a cunning plan to enrich themselves by a hundred million dollars or so by transferring land and houses to the Tamaki redevelopment company which they own 59% of.
Except they don’t of course. They are shareholders in their capacity as ministers, not in any personal sense. Anyone who has an ounce of common sense or intelligence could see this, and know this.
Now one nutbar facebooked Andrew Little saying:
Govt ministers Bill English and Nick Smith each have a third interest in a company BUYING state houses, the Auckland Council the other third. Wouldn’t this be subject to a conflict of interest?
What do you think and what will you say Andrew?
Now Andrew is not responsible for what nutbars post on Facebook, but he then responds to the nutbar:
The least I can do is make some inquiries. Company ownership is a matter of public record
Oh dear, that is an epic fail on the scale of an MP saying they will inquire into whether to ban dihydrogen monooxide.
So you have the Leader of the Opposition promising to make inquiries into the fact that shares in a government owned company are owned by the Government!