The National Party have been complaining about the increasing scrutiny on John Key’s business dealings. First, his association with the “Earl of Auckland” property development firm that’s attempting to go into liquidation to avoid leaky building costs and second the nature of his involvement at Elders during the Equiticorp scandal of the 1980s – both of which would appear to speak directly to the kind of company he keeps. Paul Henry interviewed Helen Clark this morning on Breakfast.
Here’s what she had to say:
“As one who has been constantly viciously personally attacked for many many years I find it a little strange now the National Party’s bleating when somebody who puts their hand up for wanting the top job comes under scrutiny directly from the media”.
“Prima facie, if a leader of a political party is a business party with people who are alleged to have liquidated companies so they are not held responsible for leaky homes, which have caused so many homeowners so much grief, that’s an issue that the media itself should be taking up”.