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Campbell Live showed us pictures of the cheques by which Kim Dotcom’s company Megastuff made donations to Team Banksie 2010. How can John Banks argue that the two donations of $25,000 from Kim Dotcom’s company Megastuff Limited are anonymous when the company name is on the cheque? You could look up their address on the website.
In the days when anonymous donations were allowed to political parties, they all came via intermediaries, in the Labour Party’s case from lawyers trust accounts. A cheque with a name on it is not anonymous; a limited company is not an unknown entity. It will have a registered office and a list of directors.
Banks’ response to Campbell’s interviewer was that he wouldn’t make a thank you call to an anonymous donator. But he could have got Megastuff Limited’s number from the White Pages.
Game over, John and John.