Written By: notices and features - Date published: 9:33 am, September 24th, 2012 - 7 comments
Categories: cartoons, john banks, national -
Tags: nz herald
Great Body cartoon in the Herald today:
What this also says is that with high stakes evaluation the data will be manipulated.
A very telling comment at several levels.
John Banks Body – has a certain swing to it. Does it go better to the tune of Ten green bottles or John Brown’s body (lies a-mold’ring in the grave)?
MY YET-TO-PUBLISHED COMMENT:
What about ACT’s purported principle of ‘ONE LAW FOR ALL’?
What does Sir Roger think about the FACT that neither the former Securities Commission; the Finance Markets Authority (FMA); the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) or the NZ Police equally applied ‘one law for all’ and charged the former and current leaders of the ACT Party (Don Brash and John Banks) for signing Huljich Kiwisaver Scheme Registered Prospectuses dated 22 August 2008 and 18 September 2009 which contained untrue statements?
How come only one of the three Huljich Wealth Management (NZ) Ltd Directors, Peter Huljich was ever charged for this strict liability offence?
http://www.pennybright4epsom.org.nz (for background info on this matter )
Could substitute minimum integrity with maximum integrity and it’d be just as true and just as humouress.
The FACT is – that NZ MPs do not have an enforceable Code of Conduct’.
Same with NZ Judges.
So – neither of those who make the law, and enforce the law have any mechanism where THEY are held accountable to the law?
Yet – NZ is ‘perceived’ to be ‘the least corrupt country in the world’ – according to the 2011 Transparency International ‘Corruption Perception Index’ – which itself is based upon the subjective opinions of anonymous business people!
Judges don’t enforce the law, that’s the police, I’m sure you meant to say those who interpret the law.
Honestly there needs to be an independent judicial/legislative integrity board that can fire MPs and judges for gross breaches of conduct. That stops it turning into quite so much of a political football. Draw random registered voters to form a citizen’s commission to appoint people to that board. Problem solved.
Tom scott on john banks… There are a couple so enjoy.