Straight in the Shredder

Phil Goff is talking tough, well as tough as the class wimp just before he gets his face pounded:

Labour leader Phil Goff has put an Australian investment bank on notice that it will be fired from its job advising on state asset sales if Labour wins the election.

Mr Goff yesterday released a letter he has sent to John Wylie, managing director of Lazard, saying that his first action as Prime Minister would be to terminate Lazard’s contract as independent adviser in National’s partial state asset sales process.

Mr Goff said it was “a disgrace” National was paying the Australian-based bank $100 million to advise on the sale of New Zealand assets.

In the letter, which was copied to Treasury chief executive Gabriel Makhlouf, Mr Goff said he was putting Lazard “on notice that an incoming Labour Government will terminate Lazard’s appointment forthwith”.

“A Labour Government will not be selling state-owned assets and Lazard’s services will no longer be required,” the letter said.

I doubt John Wylie even read the letter, instead his p.a. probably fed it through the shredder.


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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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