Shearer’s Glass House

You’d think after investing a huge amount of time trying to attack John Key for forgetfulness the Labour Leader would have made sure his own house was in order.

The new discovery of an offshore bank account, that David Shearer forgot to declare for four years, makes his attacks in Parliament now look rather hypocritical and shortsighted.

Boomerang meet head.

What David Shearer needs to do now is tell us what triggered his sudden memory unblockage.

Why has it taken David Shearer till now to declare the account.


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  • wuax

    pan smells

  • Gazzaw

    He must be pre-empting exposure from the Government benches otherwise it would have remained concealed as he has deliberately done for the last four years. Censure and an apology is the very least that Parliament should demand. It would be a great gesture of genuine contrition for Shearer to donate the lot to a childrens’ charity.

    • PlanetOrphan

      Donate to PlanetOrphans retirement fund ,

      trust account being setup ,

      I’ll keep ya posted M8!.

  • cows4me

    Surely you must be wrong on this WO there is not a word on the substandard. I was hoping that someone on the left may have an excuse, they usually do but no report what so ever. The bastards will be spinning like dying blow flies trying to explain this one, what fun.

    • Dave

      Rumour has it (as Adele sings) that there has been several postings of shearers memory loss, but their quick and professional SysOp Quickly & Efficiently deleted them and banned the person posting. Can’t have distention, honesty and facts getting in the way of a 2nd rate blog can you Lyn!

    • BJ

      On tv one website – a 45 second video interview is ‘not available’ The written article says Shearer forgot about this bank account at the UN for the last 3 years AND – He said he picked this up when he was doing his tax returns. He has declared this to the Inland Revenue Department, but he forgot to declare it to Parliament, he said.

  • blokeintakapuna

    There’s more to this to come out in Labour’s dirty laundry. Why declare it only now? Why declare it now?

    Or has the AG “discovered” this oversight whilst investigating the Labour Party cash for passport corruption?… And given him 24hours to come clean?

    Or, is this yet another reason why the SFO/AG/GG need to order a fresh Royal Inquiry with no ToR on the funding of the Labour Party and Labour MP’s?

    Just like the Jones stench…this has a waft of its own that hopefully will find the disinfecting qualities of broad daylight…

  • johnbronkhorst

    I remember prior to the 2005 election, the record of Jeanette Fitzsimons shares in windflow technologies (supplier of turbines etc to govt. wind farms) mysteriously disappeared within hours of my letter in the Dom post being published, saying exactly this….Lefties know no bounds to corruption.

    • blazer


      • johnbronkhorst

        The only one caught lying on here is YOU.
        Check the companies register, I believe she still has shares from the last time I looked about 4 months ago. I don’t believe she ever got rid of them. Can’t prove this because literally by 4pm on the day that my letter appeared, the companies register had been changed to only show those shareholders with more shares than ms fitzsyimonds….curious that, isn’t it.

        • johnbronkhorst

          Allocation 8:211513 shares (1.07%)

          Jeanette Mary FITZSIMONS

          80 Pakaraka Lane, Kauaeranga Valley, Thames, 3577 , New Zealand
          Taken directly from the companies register 3 minutes ago!!!!

          • unsol


            It is all very well calling something bullshit, but facts always speak for themselves.

            Disappointment JF is a lying scoundrel too. I always thought she looked like a nice lady even if her head was in the clouds.

          • Hazards001

            What? I…I…I…oh FFS HeadDesk!

          • unsol

            Clearly sarcasm is above your head…….whooosh! :)

          • blazer

            the greens dont think its a crime to invest or make money.My reaction was to your claim of expunging her name from the register and now its reinstated is it?

          • johnbronkhorst

            Really? I can only say what I did and what I saw.
            Fitzsimons name, as it appears now, was masked by the company by a statement that, in order to see the list of shareholders with Fitzsimons level of holding and bellow you had to write to the company. This after I had seen and written a letter to the dompost about Fitzsimons, challenging her statement (in her parliamentary DECLARATION) that she had sold them years before.
            All the while she was personally advercating the building of wind farms, in parliament and I think select committee.

      • Yup you alway are full of b/s. JB is correct

      • Liberty

        Is this not the same person who rants on about saving assets
        and yet holds his own assets Overseas.
        It reeks of hypocrisy.

        • Dave

          He Can’t have his assets in NZ, they would be too hard to hide here.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Jeanette behaved as if she is the God mother. Thank God, she has disappeared from the NZ political scene for good

  • blazer

    some ‘discovery’ he revealed it himself.

    • Yeah blazer; after four years of filing false returns and misleading Parliament and the public

      • Gazzaw

        Don’t be so cynical KS. On his interview with Larry Williams he said that he only remembered about the account three nights ago when doing his tax at home with Mrs Shearer (sounds like fun at the Shearers on Friday evenings). He opened it years ago so that the UN could direct credit his salary while he was driving the ration truck in the Sudan. Sound plausible to you?

        • Bunswalla

          Yeah, seems legit

        • StacyMcNaught

          I have a hard time believing that he does his own tax. shit, I dont and dont have random lots of 50k laying round the place and someone does my taxes for me.

    • OneTrack

      Blazer, what would have happened if it was John Key? You would have been wailing from the rooftops and so would the MSM. The problem might be we just don’t expect any better from the left. Anything is ok for the cause, right?

  • Absolute 21 carat gold!

  • Morrissey

    People who live in glass houses
    Should draw the blinds when removing their trousers.

  • Goldie

    There’s no story here.
    Most ordinary kiwi workers have a spare $50 thou stashed in an overseas bank account they forget about.

    • Liberty

      Crap according to Comrade Shearer the local peasants are too poor to buy shares.

  • unsol

    “Boomerang meet head”

    Awesome. I bet you had a chuckle coming up with that one.

    No surprises here – finding out Shearer is full of shit was only a matter of when not if.

  • Phar Lap

    Shearer the UN reject caught with his fingers in the once Winston Peters inspired comments bin.”Nothing to declare,except a lazy 50K”,which he forgot to declare.A carbon copy of Peters 100K which he also forgot to declare.When caught mea culpas everywhere.Shearer is guilty of ommission and misleading the nation ,just like Peters did at the time.