The lies of David Cunliffe

My, my don’t the lies just drip from his tongue…and the media let him get away with too. There is hyperbole, but this is beyond that…they are outright lies.

“They’ve barely broken even by the time they’ve taken the lost dividends, and the number of Kiwis that own Meridian has gone down from 100 percent to barely 2 percent. This is a shambles, it should have been stopped.”

What a fact free statement that was.

1. The government netted $1.8 billion…from the partial sale of Meridian. The full asset sales programme has cost around $120 million…less than 10% of just Meridian’s sale and ignoring the others to come. The claim of “barely breaking” even is an outright lie.

2. Lost dividends are a lie…in 2012 one six month dividend was $71.3 million. The taxpayers still get 51% of such dividends and it is a long way from Cunliffe’s claim of a billion in lost dividends. Again this proves the claim of “barely breaking even” is a lie. 

3. He claims the number of Kiwis that own Meridian is now down to 2% from 100%…did he forget the 51% still owned by the government? Or did he just deliberately lie. I will bet that a good number of Kiwisaver accounts are also investors…are they not Kiwis?

David Cunliffe is now a proven liar. The pity is our media fail to hold politicians of the left to account.

The most outrageous comment made though is the claim that John Key would sell his own mother.

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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.