TDB Summer Election Special: When will the media ask hard questions about why John Key resigned?

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The official story as to why John Key, one of NZs most popular Prime Minister’s ever, just decided to quit is as follows…

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The official story as to why John Key, one of NZs most popular Prime Minister’s ever, just decided to quit is as follows…

John Key is such a great man with none of the guile of normal politicians, he has simply decided to step away from the Prime Ministership and resign at the next election. Never before has such an amazing God of a man walked amongst mere mortals, we are humbled he has even bothered to give us his time.

…this version has been dutifully echoed by a compliant mainstream media who still refuse to acknowledge the dirty politics and mass surveillance lies of this man.

So when is some hard scrutiny of what really happened going to occur? Seeing as no one in the mainstream media has even managed to track down Jason Ede yet and we live in a  country where the Police will illegally search a journalists house because that journalist has humiliated the Government, the chances of a full investigation into the real allegations as to why Key has stepped down is highly unlikely.

Stuff political punters are predicting a bombshell in 2017, so they must also know the rumours and allegations that are swirling around Key’s stepping down, but they will be terrified of the defamation possibilities it could bring about.

What could occur however is the sudden release of a book, the sudden release of the 2 terabytes of information that has been allegedly stolen from inside the Government or a totally fictitious short story that in no way represents any legal representation of the truth.

However it happens, NZers will never look at Key the same again.

Here’s to some disruption in 2017.

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33 Comments

  1. Jono says:

    I hope our friend mr hager may have some important info coming out before the election maybe another book???. I hope so might shed some light on the key resignation…

    Hey Martyn will the fifth estate be screening again in 2017?

    • Rogergnomics says:

      Except, Jono, that last time Hager wrote a (very well researched, measured and balanced) book exposing some of the appalling behaviour of the Nats, and their ilk, JK brushed it off, saying that Hager is a “left wing conspiracy theorist”…. because ” I just think he is”. And most of NZ just swallowed that.

  2. CLEANGREEN says:

    Bloodly good subject that is Martyn.

    I reckon there is some stuff on him that was dredged up when hackers took out Bilderberg yesterday, as they stole all the files and promise to now leak the details of all the Bilderberg participants soon so John Key as PM had attended the Bilderberg and his details of his assets/bank transactions/business and assets are all stored in those Bilderberg files and now they mat become public information along with other Bilderberg participants that has attended the annual conferences.

    May be that Bill English or Steven Joyce also has been there as the records show Key had four attendees including him.

    They also may be in the shit also.

    2017 may become a very interesting year, so hold onto your seat mate.

  3. Mike in Auckland says:

    Bryce Edwards to VICE:
    https://www.vice.com/en_nz/article/john-key-shock-resignation

    “Do you think there’s a controversy brewing underneath his departure?

    We can’t rule out there is some upcoming scandal. Or something in his personal life that’s not scandalous, a health issue for example. I tend to think it’s not. I think it’s him wanting his life back. He has a huge amount of personal wealth. He can now cruise and feel like he’s achieved what he set out to do and is a statesman on the world stage.”

    So he does not totally rule out an upcoming scandal.

    ‘Marriage solid, health excellent, insists Prime Minister John Key following resignation’

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11760974

    He does not look sick, his wife may have been concerned about his work load and so, but there are few signs that any issues existed in those areas.

    Not being a career politician and having a merchant banking career before sitting in Parliament, having also accumulated significant wealth, may have given him a reason to call it quits as he did, but really, why would he resign suddenly, when in various media interviews not so long before he seemed to indicate to lead National into a fourth term of government???

    Something fishy this is, indeed, and I suspect we may over coming months learn something about John Key, that would have destroyed his political career anyway, hence his early departure and change of mind.

    Now, what is Nicky Hager working on at present, one may ask?

    • Chooky says:

      yes and like Winston Peters i thought Bill English sounded surprised, caught out, if not down right shocked at Key’s announcement …also a tad cynical

      …later we heard a bullshit story about it having been planned for months and Bill English in on it…of course the mainstream media repeated this bullshit spin no questions asked

  4. JustMe says:

    Right now the NZ media are saying John Key resigned from the pm job because of love. Yeah right. John Key does love something and it’s money. He has probably been offered some better paying job somewhere else in the world.
    Either that or he put so much of NZ taxpayers money into the Clinton Foundation and perhaps some of his own on the misguided belief that Hilary would win that he realises he has cooked his goose.
    Besides for John Key there is no point in remaining in a country like NZ that he just so despises.

  5. Interesting link that you posted, Mike; http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/76203309/john-key-ill-stay-prime-minister-as-long-as-new-zealand-wants-me

    Key says;

    “My position hasn’t changed: I enjoy being Prime Minister and leader of the party, I think I’m making a difference. In the end, I’ll only stay there as long as the party and the public of New Zealand want me, but that’s [a fourth term] my intention.”

    “I’ll only stay there as long as the party and the public of New Zealand want me”…

    As I wrote on 7 December (https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/12/07/the-dismantling-of-a-prime-minister-completed/), Key’s gradual decline in popularity – from 55.8% in October 2009, to the most recent TV3-Reid Research poll of 36.7% – undermined the myth of Key’s “ongoing popularity”.

    Key’s waning in the public eye was probably a mixture of things; on-going ministerial scandals, f**k-ups, and policy u-turns; growing social problems; increasing housing unaffordability; Key’s “blokiness” being viewed more as cocky disdain; Hager’s revelations of dirty politics emanating from the Beehive Ninth Floor; and a general unease from the Middle Classes that things were not getting better for them.

    On top of which the British exit from the European Union, and the fantastical election of Trump as U.S. President, has shown that things are not well with Western democracies.

    Key has seen the writing on the wall. A fourth term could only be possible with Winston Peters as a coalition partner, and as Key said in February 2011;

    “I don’t see a place for a Winston Peters-led New Zealand First in a government that I lead.”

    ref: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10703680

    I believe Key truly viewed any coalition with Peters as repugnant as many would view working with another populist demagogue, recently elected to lead the American Empire.

    Key’s political demise was “death by a thousand cuts”.

    Or, maybe he just got bored/burned out.

  6. Afewknowthetruth says:

    ‘So when is some hard scrutiny of what really happened going to occur?’

    Presumably that is a rhetorical question, since we already know the answer: never!

    The purpose of the mainstream media is to keep the general populace uninformed/misinformed, and to keep them believing in the economic-political system, even as the economic-political system rapidly destroys world and ultimately destroys the general populace.

    Therefore, expect only a lot more distraction, lying and obfuscation from the mainstream media ‘going forward’. It has to be that way because the entire economic-political system is totally dependent on the mainstream media never telling the truth about anything of significance.

    • Blake says:

      EXACTLY ! ! Well said yet again and I completely agree with you.
      We will hear the truths elsewhere but surely not with the suck up puppets and bought media outlets in this country — ( Stuff, Herald etc. )

      I feel we can count on the truth coming out about why this slimy PM quickly left but it will not come out in our local MSM.

  7. dai says:

    john key is an analyst. Good chance there will be a large downturn in dairy prices in 2017, which would have seriously damaged his rep with farmers. Fonterra has been stockpiling milk powder and releasing it strategically to keep prices reasonable, but this can only happen for so long. Also there is a rumour circulating that max key is up on drugs charges, perhaps even being part of an organised crime group. These would be serious charges that could also rock the national boat.

    • Chooky says:

      speaking of rumours i heard a huge donation from NZ had been given to the Clinton campaign ‘Clinton Foundation’…absolutely no idea if it is true or who gave the money

      • Iain Mclean says:

        Chooky;

        http://www.wakeupnz.net/13-7m-nz-taxpayer-funds-donated-shady-clinton-charity/

        NBR has a pay wall.(above)

        Looks like a good Alt-Media site.
        http://www.wakeupnz.net/

        Along with Suzie Dawson’s;
        https://www.spinbin.co.nz/
        and
        https://contraspin.co.nz/

        See Martyn’s;
        https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/01/02/nz-blogger-seeks-political-asylum-in-russia/

        Her comment and site at top.

        Cheers.

        • Chooky says:

          @ Iain …thanks for those links…so there is truth in the rumour!…the Clinton Foundation is thoroughly crooked!…questions must be asked who was responsible for this NZ donation!

          “It has been revealed that millions of New Zealand taxpayer dollars have been donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to Hillary Clinton’s charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a non-profit organisation created from the Clinton Foundation with the stated goal to reduce HIV/AIDs in Africa.

          An MFAT spokesman confirmed to the NBR that between January 2010 and June 2016, $7.7 million of taxpayer funds had already been donated and another $6 million was to follow, keeping to a pledge to donate $13.7 million made by the government organisation in 2013…

          The big question is, why is our government sending millions of dollars overseas while at the same time cutting funding for crucial services which desperately need the money here in New Zealand?”…

        • Chooky says:

          thanks Iain …for all those links… interesting!

          so it is true! ( so who is responsible? …given that the ‘Clinton Foundation’ is under investigation )

          “It has been revealed that millions of New Zealand taxpayer dollars have been donated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to Hillary Clinton’s charity, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a non-profit organisation created from the Clinton Foundation with the stated goal to reduce HIV/AIDs in Africa.

          An MFAT spokesman confirmed to the NBR that between January 2010 and June 2016, $7.7 million of taxpayer funds had already been donated and another $6 million was to follow, keeping to a pledge to donate $13.7 million made by the government organisation in 2013.

          The big question is, why is our government sending millions of dollars overseas while at the same time cutting funding for crucial services which desperately need the money here in New Zealand?

  8. mary_a says:

    Yep.

    Just as we keep asking of the whereabouts of Jason Ede, we must also keep questioning the real reason Key resigned as PM. Keep the pressure up. Make it uncomfortable for the status quo.

    Something will have to give … eventually. And when it does, I hope it takes the snake Key with it, big time! History will judge him and I doubt it will be in his favour.

  9. I actually thought he was a TPPA plant along with Harper/Abbott/Cameron/Killary/Key and now Obama.

  10. Scrooge says:

    Key had lost my vote long before he quit. I was becoming very tired of his bland, snap replies given without any thought to the questions being asked of him. I think he could not face the possibility of losing an election. It was time he moved on.

    • Chooky says:

      yes well there is that!….but many sense there were other reasons or another BIG reason

      eg Dotcom and the 2 terabytes

  11. Helena says:

    How can the Media ask the “hard questions” when it’s involved in the cover up of everything?

  12. XRAY says:

    Or… has been dutifully echoed by a compliant mainstream media who still refuse to acknowledge the lies of this man.

    Never as a citizen of this country have I seen a politician whose word was so utterly meaningless and that is saying something. In fact it had reached the point where the opposite of what he said was true and where only a tiny slither of what was ever said could be relied upon as truthful.

    The question I have had for years is what was the real reason this fuck ever became PM?

      • Chooky says:

        yes last Election results were very counter- intuitive

        …maybe hard evidence is in waiting about vote rigging/fraud /counting, particularly of the Early Voting

    • Iain Mclean says:

      XRAY;

      “The question I have had for years is what was the real reason this fuck ever became PM?”

      Short answer; To fuck NZ over completely.!

      From memory;
      To shut down NZ’s Superannuation Scheme Investments.
      To shut down our media diversity (CH 6&7,Stratos etc to isolate.Control)
      To sell even more State Assets. ( Energy of water comes for nothing.-easy $$$)
      To shut down financial competition (eg;Sth Canterbury Finance) Ambush.
      To put NZ in ever more huge Debt. (Borrow for tax cuts etc.) $1.3b to investors.
      To Privatize all Government Services/Responsibilities. (Contract out to foreign)
      To Privatize Health/Education/Corrections by stealth.ie;Cut funding.(To foreign)
      To bring Total Mass Surveillance.(For foreign)
      To borrow more Billions for Military. (For foreign.)
      To cut Welfare Services for the needy, unemployment.(Contract out to foreign)
      To bring in ever more immigrants/working visa’s to lower wages and conditions.
      To lay the groundwork for cutting Pensions.(You see it coming in media spin)
      To change law to diminish even more Human Rights.
      To encourage ever more NZ Real Estate into foreign hands.(Renters of own)

      I am sure I have missed some. Lower Education Standards further? Everything?

      In other words he was sent here by TPTB/Globalists to carry out THEIR agenda.

      To set us up for World Governance.!! (TPPA. Nation Carbon Taxes)

      This is the battle of today. Nation States v Globalists/TPTB.!!!

      Cheers.

      The City of London is the Financial HQ of the Globe. (Yes.Even over America.)
      One square mile that is a State within a State.
      Same as Washington DC and the Vatican.
      Webster Tarpley tells us that the CIA (Intels) are their Secret Army.

  13. Kim dandy says:

    ‘Solid marriage’ – yeah right!

  14. countryboy says:

    Here’s a thing.

    A horse walks into a bar. The barman asks ” Why the long face?”

    Here’s another thing.

    I walk into NZ, a fine political gentleman.

    You all ask ” Hey you ! Where’s the money?”
    I lie back. ” I dunno … ask those other politicians.”

    Those other politicians reply, big eyed and blinking, ” But it’s not about the money, it’s about personality, status, power, greed, my pretty car/wife/husband/shoes/tie/house/salary+entitlements/free this and that’s/etc/etc.
    But what ever you do, do not mention the money.
    Because if we have to talk about the money, the money might like to know about its history, ergo, we, the people might also want to know about the money and why we haven’t enough of it.
    Because, remember. It’s all about the money. Ultimately, it’s all about the money.
    It’s nothing difficult, it’s nothing abstract, it’s nothing mysterious or steeped in deep levels of awareness. It’s simply about the money.
    All this … all of it is about the money.
    Now, you erudite Kiwis. Where does our money, the money they crave, come from? Who makes the thing that we sell to earn the money? If you don’t know, or care, then fuck off. Go and learn sucker.

    Now, who might have made a career out of refining the art of the swindle to get that money, when in cold reality, they did nothing in real terms to create the product that was sold to earn the money? John Key. Investment B-Wanker.
    How does a person make money out of a process that they couldn’t have been directly involved in to make the thing that was then sold to earn the money?

    The answer is to ‘swindle’ it away. Con it out of circulation. Then, all you have to do is weave a fabric of logical fallacies and out right lies to carry out that swindle.
    But there is one problem.
    The truth will out.
    And when the truth comes out?
    What then?
    You run for it. You run like a thief. You run like a crook from a cop.
    When I’m drinking wine in The Gypsy Tea Rooms as the Maserati’s park I smell the stink of dirty money. Like the rotten sausage in the fridge. Every time you open the door, no matter how polite the cheeses, wines, grapes and olives. There’s that stink.

  15. Joni says:

    Why did he resign?

    “I’ve taken the knife to some other people, and now I’ve taken the knife to myself'”

    He has disgraced the name of New Zealand by not doing the RIGHT THING –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzKm…ature=youtu.be AND
    http://www.newshub.co.nz/…/john-key-…-pm-2016120512

    Read the seven letters to him, pleading that he does the right thing – instead, he allows his Chief Executive to discriminate against one nationality by TAXING 100% their CPF savings because he had already collected his CPF savings from the Singapore government TAX-FREE – https://cpfisnotapensionfund.wordpress.com/2016/01/

    Stepping down is certainly doing the right thing for blemishing the name of New Zealand.

    The Chief Executive of Ministry of Social Development should also fall down on his sword because he was the instigator of this discrimination against one nationality and is the cause of John Key’s downfall FOR NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING – after all, watch the news video – John Key’s voice was emotional and broken up – did he resign on his own accord? Who would want to resign if you are at the top of the National dungheap – nothing could shake his popularity – not increased homelessness, not inflated house prices, not poorer health services, not rampant burglaries, rapes, assaults and the closing of police stations throughout the country, NOTHING!

    WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    Reference: http://www.sammyboy.com/showthread.php?208837-CPF-is-NOT-a-Pension-Fund/page5

    The Singapore Government filed an official complaint to the Governor-General for John Key’s discrimination against Singaporeans – John Key had collected his tax-free CPF savings in Singapore but allowed the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development to tax 100% the CPF savings of one nationality – Singaporeans.


 
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