Slatergate the Sequel

PM reveals that he uses the same toothpaste as Slater

Prime Minister John Key has admitted that he uses Colgate toothpaste, the exact same brand as used by the toxic, controversial, vile, attack blogger Cameron Slater. The Prime Minister released a receipt from his local New World that showed that he had purchased a tube of Colgate, cavity protection as pressure mounts over his account of his relationship with the WhaleOil blogger.

Colgate with cavity protection; the same brand used by toxic, vile, controversial attack blogger Cameron Slater

Colgate with cavity protection; the same brand used by toxic, vile, controversial attack blogger Cameron Slater

Having been unable to remember the last time he asked Cameron Slater what toothpaste he used, and denying that he had deliberately purchased the exact same toothpaste as Slater to Parliament on Wednesday afternoon, Key was forced to admit he misled Parliament this evening.

On Tuesday, Key was asked by reporters when he had last spoken to Slater about the brand of toothpaste he used.

“I don’t know, I can’t recall,” he said.

“I haven’t spoken to him on the phone for months and months and months on end. He sent me a text once, but I can’t recall when that was.”

Today Key was asked by Labour MP Megan Woods whether he had been in contact with Slater about the benefits of minty fresh breath.

At the time, Key said no.

This evening, during the second reading of the Parole Amendment Bill, Key returned to the House to make a personal statement acknowledging his answers were wrong.

He claimed that he believed Woods was only talking about mouth wash, when in fact she had asked about both mouthwash and toothpaste.

“On Monday the 24th of November I received an unsolicited text message from Mr Slater with a reference to the fact that Phil Goff had bad breath. There was a very short exchange where I briefly acknowledged that text message. I believe Colgate toothpaste was briefly mentioned by Mr Slater.”

Initially Key’s office refused to comment further, saying his statement was “very clear”

Little said it appeared to him that Key had told a lie.

“The Prime Minister gave an answer to a question today that was wrong. I think people will draw their own conclusions; it looks like a lie to me.”

Kevin Hague weighed into the?debate too stating “Colgate is sold in supermarkets, that sell Groceries, we need to know what Katherine Rich knows about the collusion between Cameron Slater and John Key over what toothpaste they share”.

“The voters need a full inquiry into this that is wide ranging and includes which brand of brush is used and also mouthwash” Hague said.

Opposition parties are expected to further question the prime Minister when the house resumes.


– Deadtree Media