How long was it “resting in the account”

David Shearer’s secret offshore bank account saga reminded me of this classic from Father Ted.

Surely Shearer’s Chase bank account has internet access or phone banking capability.  It would be highly likely to have either, if not both.  What about mailed bank statements? 

Then, how many days either side of him filing his register of pecuniary interests return, did he logon to the account, or transact through it in any way?  We know he’s full of it on this one, but he can’t claim to have forgotten about it for 4 years in a row, and yet be viewing or transacting through the account, even on an irregular basis.

Perhaps he should present his statement so we can see if he really forgot about it or os just spinning a lie.

Liar or incompetent.  You choose.


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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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