So now the Labour campaign team is playing dirty politics

You know how we were all told by Nicky Hager and the media that what we do here on Whaleoil is Dirty Politics? Well, it seems that Labour’s campaign team has decided that if you can’t beat them you might as well join them.

Remember this gif that we have enjoyed from time to time here on Whaleoil?


Well, you will never guess what Labour’s ‘professional’ (cough) campaign team e-mailed me today.

Labour Campaigns Team <[email protected]> Unsubscribe

7:27 PM (1 hour ago)

to me


This was John Key’s response yesterday when challenged on New Zealand being used as a tax haven by the mega-rich and multinationals to hide their wealth and avoid paying their fair share of tax:

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Instead of shrugging, John Key should immediately be doing three things:

  • Stop New Zealand being used as a tax haven;
  • Stop multinationals dodging the tax they owe here;
  • Urgently launch a full Parliamentary inquiry into tax dodging in New Zealand.

John Key’s doing his best to protect the mega-rich.
But we can force him to take action.


Together, let’s make John Key do more than shrug,

Labour Campaigns Team

New Zealand Labour Party · New Zealand Click here to unsubscribe.
Authorised by Dianna Lacy, 160 Willis St, Wellington.

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  • Mav E Rick

    If that is the best the labour party can come up with – shows that they are pretty desperate. Angry dancing around like a “show pony” still takes the cake!!

    • spanishbride

      Amateurs ;)

  • edenman

    I liked the actions of Angry tugging his forelock in this weeks General Debate on Wednesday

  • Disinfectant

    Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

  • Fairnz

    It looks as if Billy is about to nod off.

  • Did I miss the bit where they were calling for JK to change the laws they put in place ?

  • Korau

    Looks more like that nice Mr Key is performing s, e and x with his desk. I guess that’s why it was selected, a subliminal message.

    Did you unsubscribe??

    • Melissa

      Nah, he’s getting pumped up to knock back the next fool question from Labour.

    • spanishbride

      Nope. This is the second post I have written using information sent to me by the Labour Party but no one in Labour has thought to remove me from the list. Andrew Little sent me an e-mail the other day and used my first name twice in the e-mail. If they want to keep sending me story ideas I am not going to make it hard for them.

  • Hard1

    “John Key’s doing his best to protect the mega-rich.”
    Along with ALL users of Chinese made electronics. Every Labour MP uses phones made by mega-rich corporations, not to mention their cars and home appliances. They fly on planes made and operated by mega-rich corporations. Bank transactions are made through mega-rich corporations.
    The mega-rich don’t need protecting. The NZ public needs protecting from rich Marxist MPs. So put your money where your mouth is, Labourites. You are currently supporting mega-rich corporations. Stop it or shut up.

    • R&BAvenger

      That would include ‘Middle Class’ Labour MPs such as Sue Moroney, owner of multiple properties, including a beachfront one.

  • In Vino Veritas

    Firstly, NZ is not a tax haven. That is a fact. And therefore it cannot “be used as a tax haven” by definition. Secondly, international companies do not dodge tax here, otherwise they get caught. Like APN for instance. Thirdly, the only policy Labour have come up with in 6 years is to have enquiries. Dozens upon dozens of them. And it shows in their poll results. Imbeciles all.

  • kiwiinamerica

    Desperation is a stinky cologne

  • EpochNZ

    Whats more funny is watching Bill beside him going to sleep…over and over and over….

  • XCIA

    “Urgently launch a full Parliamentary inquiry into tax dodging in New Zealand.” Yes, lets do that and can we start with the Otara Flea Market, one of the Labour Party’s cash cows.

    • Miss Phit

      And the media too. Lest look at those dodgy trusts as well – on both sides of the political spectrum.

      Is this a fight the left really want?

      Do they want their constituants discovering just how wealthy their “middle class” leaders really are? Might be hard to walk amoung your people when they know you look down on them from your holiday homes and appartments.

  • Jono

    Key looks less silly than Little.

  • Alan Beresford B’Stard

    That has to be one of the worse gifs I’ve seen, he doesn’t look like he’s shrugging at all.

    • Petem8nz

      Looks more like Key humps the bench to which Bill is then awoken from his slumber.

  • kayaker

    My eye is inextricably drawn to Bill English. Best gif bomb ever!

  • Nige.

    They really are barking up the wrong tree. Dint they realize that EVERONE hates paying tax and wishes that they were clever enough to do what these people have done.

    Labour are preaching as usual to the choir.

    As for the giff…we’ve seen the PM shrug his shoulders multiple times. This is nothing new. It doesn’t really have any wit that an adult with a creative imagination ought to have.

    Go for it spin team.

  • WBC

    Let’s leave off the whole Labour Chief of Staff being a Tax fraudster is hypocritical thing. It is perfectly normal Left wing behavior, they expect one law for them and another for everybody else. Remember, as Snowball said “some pigs more equal then others”. Well Labour believes it is they who are at the top and only the less enlightened masses need to obey their pesky laws.

    Unfortunately for Labour, it is aparent that the masses are vastly more inteligent then them on average and they will continue to appear as the little wimp with a feeling of entitlement because of his parents. The brightest Labour has managed to put up lately (and they crowed about it) was Cunliffe and it is unlikely that he challenged the average IQ of 120 too much.