Oct 3, 2008

Cullen Misled Cabinet On Airport Deal!!

So says the front page of today's NBR. This is shocking. How could a Minister do this?

Fran O'Sullvan and Sean Plunket better watch out. The NBR's Ben Thomas is rapidly becoming one of our favorite journalists!

Somehow Thomas has e-mails that show that Dr Cullen refused to allow Treasury officials to consult the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the legal implications of any moves to block the sale of airport shares in preparing its advice. As a result, Treasury, who are not expert in this field, gave incorrect advice to Government.

Go out and buy the NBR, the rest of the article is equally interesting. Cullen's justification to Cabinet really gets slammed.