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Note to John: get a new lawyer

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, April 21st, 2008 - 18 comments
Categories: election 2008, flip-flop, john key, national, slippery - Tags: , , , ,

John Key: ‘ my lawyer actually does those things clearly [he] had the wrong information.’

That’s how Slippery John explained why legal documents showed him living at different addresses at the same time.

For election purposes he had claimed to be living at his $1.1 million home in Waimauku in his electorate, but on documents for his property company, Earl of Auckland Ltd, he claimed to be living at his $6.8 million Parnell mansion.

Well, it is seems eight months later he still can’t get it right.  A quick check today of Companies Office records for two of his other companies, Haunui Dairy Company (recently put into liquidation) and Dairy Investment Ltd shows that he is still living at his $2.2 million Remuera townhouse.

At the height of the address controversy in August last year, Slippery John used the sale of this Remuera townhouse as his excuse for registering in his electorate house. He said on Morning Report that in 2002 that he had been in the process of selling the Remuera townhouse and the Parnell mansion had been a construction site. So, he felt more attachment to the measly million dollar Waimauku house than the house he was selling.

We now know for sure that Slippery John was telling lies. He is clearly so attached to the Remuera townhouse that he’s still using it as his registered place of residence six years after he moved out!

We know it’s not your fault, John, nothing ever is. It’s so hard to get good help these days, but John, you need a new lawyer one that knows where you live.

18 comments on “Note to John: get a new lawyer ”

  1. higherstandard 1

    I’m sorry – what point are you trying to make, I’m afraid it’s gone over my head.

  2. mike 2

    Desperate times call for desperate measures eh..

  3. big bruv 3

    Speaking of slippery…..where is the thread about the lies (nine of them) told by Mike Williams?

    Where is the thread about the slippery approach of Clark this morning on Newstalk ZB and TV one when confronted with the lies of Williams?

    This is another example of “Absolute power” corrupting, it is not surprising given that Clark is on record as saying “whatever it takes”

  4. george 4

    Well the point is that he has been and still is a liar.He should make his mind up at some stage so we know at least where he thinks he lives.seems pretty easy to most of us(all other people I know and have ever heard of , know where they live) Its not slippery its just plain dumb.

  5. Isn’t this old news ? Interesting that this post is being made at the same time Mike Williams is in danger of losing his job to Andrew Little for ‘lapses of memory’..

  6. Zutroy 6

    [Deleted – don’t make unfounded and untrue attacks on this blog and expect us to tolerate your presence]

  7. Inflaton, interest rates, food price rises, kiwidollar killing manufacturing in NZ, families unable to afford first home, deep uncertainy and industry confusion over carbon trading scheme, junior doctors strike etc, etc, etc…
    The big news here….where John Key lives…???

  8. Matthew Pilott 8

    Well Richard, according to your right-wing mates above, the big issue is what Mike Williams foolishly said (yes, foolish! My god, fire him, deport him and salt his property, declare a fatwah and curse his ancestors. Panic and make loud noises, while running in circles!)…

    So, where on your blog are the articles about “Inflaton, interest rates, food price rises, kiwidollar killing manufacturing in NZ, families unable to afford first home, deep uncertainy and industry confusion over carbon trading scheme, junior doctors strike etc, etc, etc

    There was a sop to F & P, and you said that BZP was cattle drench but I must have missed the rest.

    Sorry that sounds snarky, but it seems odd for you to complain about the content of another blog when you do the same: you post on whatever you happen to feel like or have the time for.

  9. Billy 9

    Jesus, Zutroy, get with the programme. This is a blog devoted to attacking John Key. Sometimes, for variety, they also attack people who do not condemn John Key vociferously enough.

    A slip of the tongue by John Key is evidence of a vast conspiracy and a source of jokes for months.

    However, anything Mike Williams said can be dismissed on the basis that it was “off the cuff”. This, despite Mike Williams demonstrable involvement in the conspiracy to breach electoral law at the last election. (By which I mean, promising the Chief Electoral Officer before the election that he would include the pledge card spending in Labour’s election return, but then not when he knew he could get away with it).

  10. Billy – that wasn’t Mike Williams it was Mike Smith. I know you are a little slow but if you’re going to run the snidely superior sarcasm line it helps to actually have your facts right.

  11. all_your_base 11

    mawgxxxxiv – “in danger of losing his job”? What’s your source? You know he’s elected ay?

  12. AYB – maw doesn’t know anything. Maw, mate you are a true punter. Good luck with that…

  13. djp 13

    “[Deleted – don’t make unfounded and untrue attacks on this blog and expect us to tolerate your presence]’

    If they are unfounded and untrue then they will most likely be seen for what they are when presented to all. The more you censor the more you look like you have something to hide (note: I am generally opposed to censorship, but would make an exception for obscene and defamatory material. Also the reason I call it censorship is that this is supposed to be a forum where we can debate the issues right?)

    ——-

    now onto the topic:

    If I had more then one fully furnished house I would probably live at whatever one I felt like at the time… in essence having multiple addresses.

    [lprent: Presumably this is about the origions and/or funding of The Standard. It has been debated extensively. There is no new evidence being offered, probably because there is no basis for the allegations.

    I’m tired of people bringing up the same old junk. The moderators are tired of them. Apart from the people making them, the people who comment here regularly are tired of them. It is now just another type of spam, and will be treated as such.

    People can put their spam on other blog sites. I’d suggest Whale’s as an appropiate place.]

  14. Scribe 14

    Yep, we need to get rid of this “rich prick”.

    Notice how the post included the value of the homes it mentioned, as if that’s even remotely important?

    Can you spell e-n-v-y?

  15. Tane 15

    djp: this has been discussed on this site in great depth, and Lynn is simply sick of being smeared by ignorant righties. Fair enough I say.

  16. djp 16

    Tane: fair enough.. It would get tiresome to have the same thing brought up over and over.

    But on the other hand there is the perception that “server hosting saga” was brushed over quickly and with conflicting stories… Maybe it would have been better to have made a post to specifically address (and explain) openly the issue, then whenever someone brings it up you can just direct peoples attention to the post.

  17. Yep scribe it’s spelled “envy” – now if you just asked about other words more often your comments might be better written…

  18. lprent 18

    dpj: “Maybe it would have been better to have made a post to specifically address (and explain) openly the issue, then whenever someone brings it up you can just direct peoples attention to the post.”

    That may be a good idea. Except I’ll put it as a page linked off the About page. You have no idea how tired I am of it.

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