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Friday, December 02, 2011

Just the level that varies...

Nice to know now we've sent New Zealand's most corrupt politician packing on a UN sinecure perceptions of our international standing have improved. Such that we stand isolated at the top of a list.

What is more cause for concern is the true level of corruption, not an airy fairy perception. It may be that NZ has stood still whilst the rest have deteriorated.

Corruption is operationally defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain

Sounds like politics business as usual. He was 'only guilty of helping, yer Honour'...

2 comments:

dondiego said...

"Perceived" by who? Kindy kids? What a lot of rubbish.
Almost as foolhardy as more "kiwis" trusting greens over (the former) Act to run the economy-

Mort said...

even the local body politicians and bureaucrats are corrupt, as is clearly the evidence of this piece http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-earthquake/6095512/Demolition-of-quake-risk-buildings-delayed

why the council refused to allow the building owners to condemn and demolish their own buildings is a decision tantamount to manslaughter, and they should be charged with those crimes. People died because of their ineptitude