The Toll NZ-Labour link

Someone pointed out to me today the rather uncomfortable fact that Toll NZ was Labour’s largest corporate donor in 2007.

Now that just maybe an unhappy coincidence for Labour or it may be something far more murky.

The fact that Toll got the sweetheart deal of the century in giving up a dog of a business to Labour and at the same time reefing out the best part of that business and getting a loan off their balance sheet seems to be too much to bear.

Was this the price that New Zealand taxpayers had to pay for Toll NZ donating to Labour?

Are Labour so hard up that they have spent the best part of a billion dollars to secure a $25,000 donation?

Murky, unclear, shadowy, all of these words can be used to described Cullen’s actions in trying to keep details of the deal secret, like the $200 million loan gotcha we have all copped.