Be clear what English has done and how mendacious it all is. He has not merely used the rules as he found them to line his own pocket – the way all other ministers and MPs have shamefully done over the years. As the Herald reports this morning on its front page, he changed the rules to line his own pocket and then restructured his personal affairs to rort the taxpayer of at least another $23,000. This is the step too far. It is not just the equivalent of minimising one’s tax bill. It is the equivalent of setting up a Cook Islands tax scam.
Also worth checking out the perplexed punters on ‘Who Wants to be Bill English‘!