John Key and his government have told us a series of lies over the new BMW fleet. One by one they have been disproven. No, we weren’t locked in to a three year contract. No, there was no penalty payment if we didn’t go ahead with replacement. Yes, the government did know all about it, Ministers were involved last year.
As the truth slowly closed in Key (desperate to protect his personal brand) spun one last line, that he didn’t know about the impending replacement until last week (video). Is that credible? John Key is the Minister responsible (for Ministerial services). While the public service is supposed to be subject to line by line budget checking and austerity measures Key didn’t know about this multi-million dollar purchase? That stretches the bounds of credibility.
But now it turns out that Key was taken for a ride in a sample replacement vehicle last year (video). And that’s where the bounds of credibility shatter.
John Key has been lying through his teeth on this issue and he’s been caught out. Maybe now we will be able to look past the nice guy act and start to examine some of the other lies he has told us…