Storm in a tea cup?

So Bill English says:

Finance Minister Bill English says controversy over Serious Fraud Office boss Adam Feeley celebrating criminal charges against Rod Petricevic with Bridgecorp champagne is a “storm in a tea cup“.

English said the SFO had been under a lot of pressure to pursue people following the collapse of finance companies, and he did not have a problem with it.

“I think it’s a bit of a storm in a teacup quite frankly. These agencies have  been under a lot of pressure in recent years because there was a general feeling in the community that the enforcement agencies hadn’t done their job and that’s one of the reasons people lost up to $8 billion in finance companies,” English told NewstalkZB.

This from the man who diddled his accommodation expenses. Pffft. A bit rich from the guy who was supposed to go to New York to stop a credit rating down-grade and came back with bad news to be talking about storm’s in tea-cups.

It isn’t a storm in a tea cup when the boss of the agency responsible for dealing with serious fraud is a light fingered pickpocket of other peoples assets. It is serious.

Five Fingers Feeley and “Karori” Bill English might not think it is serious but I am pleased to see the minister responsible Judith Collins thinks it is.

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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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