Andrew Little has backed down over his outrageous comments over John Shewan.
They were as intemperate as his comments about the Hagamans.
Labour leader Andrew Little has today backed down from comments that the man charged with investigating New Zealand’s offshore trusts industry had advised the Bahamas Government on protecting its financial sector from tax changes.
Former PricewaterhouseCoopers chair John Shewan travelled to the island nation with former National Party leader Don Brash in 2014 to provide advice on GST changes.
The trip was arranged after a meeting between Prime Minister John Key and Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie.
On April 13, Mr Little alleged that Mr Shewan and Dr Brash had effectively advised the Bahamas – a country known for tax haven activity – on how to protect its offshore financial services industry and maintain its haven status. Read more »