WHALEOIL EXCLUSIVE: John Key’s links to Panama revealed

A detailed and in-depth Whaleoil investigation has revealed shocking new information that will rock the government to its core.

Our investigative team at Whaleoil have compiled the evidence to categorically state that John Key is linked to Panama.

The opposition has been hinting at these links for some time, and even last night Grant Robertson tweeted to that effect.

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Today Fairfax has a story from David Cunliffe who has also found some sensitive land that is owned by people linked to Panama. It’s not illegal but it does stink apparently.

The Labour Party claims to have identified the Mossack Fonseca client that was given approval to buy sensitive land in New Zealand.

Labour’s land information spokesperson David Cunliffe has outed the client as Panama company Ceol & Muir Inc – it was given approval to buy 1300 hectares of land at Onetai Station in North Taranaki in 2014 for $6 million.

He said the link was the “tip of the iceberg”.  

Ceol & Muir directors were assisted in their investment by a Mossack Fonseca subsidiary company, Cunliffe said. The three directors hold more than 1400 companies between them.

The current shareholders of the land listed on the Land Information website are not Ceol & Muir directors, according to Labour’s research.

He was not suggesting there was evidence anything illegal had occurred, but he was concerned the current owners did not match the directors of the company approved to buy the land.

He wanted to know what “good character test” the Overseas Investment Office applied to the owners.

“How can the New Zealand public have confidence in the OIO as our goalkeeper, when they have only turned down one application since 2011?”

“They seem to be a wet bus ticket, and I would think it would be a fair bet that this one transaction we know about is the tip of the iceberg.

“There will be many many others linked to Mossack Fonseca and known tax havens.”

The links are there, and Labour has found one. It’s not illegal and answers to questions they haven’t yet thought of need to be answered. It is just another lazy smear from Labour, but they’ve missed the true links to Panama and John Key that they have been seeking.

The Whaleoil investigation can reveal that this has nothing at all to do with the “H Fee” that Labour looked for in 2008. Not at this stage any links with the intelligence community, despite a vital part of the intelligence apparatus being named after John Key (KEYSCORE). Forget too the military transports flying into Wellington all the time…30 times in 15 minutes if you believe John Campbell.

No, the Whaleoil investigation can now reveal, with photographic evidence, the links between John Key and Panama:

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That’s right, our exclusive Whaleoil investigation, using tools provided by Google, has revealed that John Key has once worn a Panama hat.

All successful conspiracies exist in clear view, where only the insiders know the signals and identifiers of other members of the conspiracy. This is the first clear evidence of John key being involved with something closely linked to Panama.

It’s a shame the Labour party missed such an obvious link too.


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