Lets put some facts on the table, shall we?

Helen Clark has accused National of trading policy for money to fund their election campaign. Her lickspittles Tony Milne and Jordan Carter also accuse National of using anonymous funding.

So what are the facts. Well a quick review of the Party Donation returns for 2005 so some startling revelations.

Labour:

Anonymous $25,000.00, Anonymous $50,000.00, Anonymous $40,000.00, Anonymous $40,000.00, Anonymous $20,000.00, Anonymous $50,000.00, Anonymous $20,000.00, Anonymous $70,000.00

Total Anonymous: $275,000

National:

Anonymous: $0

That is right, National had no anonymous donations, all of their donations were from named parties.

What is also interesting to note is that Labour only party to receive donations from overseas donors.

Yes, yes I know National uses Trusts for its donations, but they are still not anonymous, the donation to the national party is from the trust. It would be almost impossible for legislation to be written make donations from Trusts illegal, the next step would be to have limited liability companies set up to recieve donations and that company then donates, and you can't stop that happening in law.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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