Monday, 12 October 2020 10:25

Who's paying?

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: A mate of the Hound’s is very suspicious about the motives around professional political muck-raker and “third party campaign” strategist Simon Lusk’s plans to take a private prosecution to force the Alliance Group to pay back all the Covid wage subsidy it claimed earlier in the year.

Lusk – who is associated with such wonderful political types as Jamie Lee Ross, Cameron ‘Whaleoil’ Slater and NZ First (all of whom are likely, thankfully, to be wiped off the political map after the election) – is not known for taking on campaigns for free.

Yours truly understands that Lusk’s recent closeness to NZ First and that party’s linkages to the Talley Group – which owns and controls Affco – suggests his hit-job on the Alliance Group may not just be on his own account as Lusk claims it to be.

The adage of ‘follow the money’ could be well worth watching in this case.


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