Green MP: Key not responsible for trust problem


So far the Panama leaks have been positively underwhelming.

A sure sign of this is a Green MP, Julie Anne Genter, admitting that John Key isn’t directly responsible for the [tax haven] laws and what people and companies are doing “technically legal”. 

This is probably the most sense we’ve had out of the Green Party in a decade. Genter’s only problem is Key hasn’t publicly rushed to face up to the problem and [rashly] proposed sweeping law changes [before he knows the details].


The problem for me is John Key’s reaction (or lack of) to this information. He may not be directly responsible for these laws, but a real leader would acknowledge the problem and do something about it, not make excuses. Yes, much of it may be technically legal right now, and that’s the whole problem! Our laws need to change to stop this massive tax avoidance by ultra wealthy.


So there you have it folks. The media can go home.

The politicians can get back to running the country and we can all get on with our lives.



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