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Irish politicians hit out at Gabriel Makhlouf’s appointment to head of Central Bank

Irish politicians say they’re concerned New Zealand Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf will become the country’s next Central Bank governor amid the Budget “hack” scandal.

Last week, Makhlouf said the Treasury had been systematically hacked only hours after the National Party revealed it had access to Budget information.

But Treasury later admitted that it hadn’t been hacked and someone had only “exploited a feature in the website search tool” which “does not appear to be unlawful”.

Public statements made by Makhlouf are now under investigation by the States Services Commissioner.

Pearse Doherty, finance spokesperson for left-wing Irish republican party Sinn Féin, told The Irish Times Makhlouf should not start his role with the Central Bank until the investigation has concluded.

Doherty said it “wasn’t a small issue”.

“We need to make sure that someone in the highest position in the Central Bank has proper judgement,” he told The Irish Times.

It was also revealed on Friday that Treasury had been advised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to refer the matter to the police for assessment last Tuesday as the data breach, as described to the NCSC, did not appear to involve Treasury’s network being compromised.

The NCSC’s role is to protect systems from advanced cyber threats.

Ireland’s Fianna Fáil party member Michael McGrath has also reportedly sent a letter to the Irish Finance Minister.

“The governor of the Central Bank is one of the most sensitive and important roles in our States,” the letter says.

“It is vital we have full confidence in the holder of the office.”

New Zealand National Party leader Simon Bridges said heads needed to roll for what was “either gross incompetence or dirty politics”, which he described as sitting on a lie “quite consciously”.

“Makhlouf’s position is clearly untenable. He went out and put out a statement, having been told by GCSB that there was no systematic hacking, that there was,” Bridges said.

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  1. Oh dear! Things are not going well there. Will he even be allowed in the door when he turns up? He may have stuffed up with that job!

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    • It just shows you how insidious Cindy’s virtue signaling can be. Just 18 months with her and Tubs as the boss and he got all their bad habits.

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      • I don’t think the COL and the Treasury will get on too well from here on in. This Government Dept, plus the others have learnt not to trust them.

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    • Given that Varadker is turning Ireland into the ROI (Republic of Idiots) Makhlouf is a perfect fit to increase the ROI debt to GDP ratio of 800%+.

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  2. You are dreaming if you think there will be any consequences- This Labour Government looks after its comrades….

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    • ^ this. Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party appear to be busy protecting Karl Stroubek, the youth camp sex offender, and more as there are no repercussions for what these people have been done, court dates are postponed and buried, etc. I don’t think there will be any consequences for him, even if he loses his opportunity in Ireland a new one will be created here.

      And it should go higher – not just to Makhlouf. There is a Minister of Finance and a Prime Minister above him that are part of this dialogue.

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      • The Labour sex scandal case is to be heard in the Auckland District Court on 2/9, wonder if the Minister of pies diary has the day clear of other appointments.

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  3. You would have to be a bit thick to get into bed with this cowardly rabble with their neverending cock-ups there will never be a bus small enough that they won’t throw anyone under to further their marxist agenda and to protect the dumbest PM this great country has ever had, hopefully this guy is toast that might make a few others think twice before playing silly political games & badly concealed coverups

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    • Could well be why he had decided to leave pretty well straight after the budget anyway.

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  4. He clearly did not stand his ground with Robertson who just wanted to try a student style political hit job on Bridges.
    Now Robertson is throwing him under the bus to try to clean up his own infantile attempt. Unfortunately Makhlouf pays the price.
    With a bit of luck if he loses the Irish job, he will fight back legally and catch Robertson with his lies.

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  5. I saw Makhlouf on the AMShow on the Wednesday morning before the budget. He not only lied that it was a “hack”, he laid it on thickly with the claim “there had been 2000 attempts to hack the Treasury website”. Now we find out he was informed on Tuesday that there was no hack, just a website balls-up by his own department. Under the governments no surprises policy, there is no way his boss, the Minister of Finance did not know beforehand of the lame attempt to smear the National party and to throw a police investigation at the leader of the opposition. Has Grant Robertson, minister of finance never heard or understood the saying ‘the buck stops at the top’? We cynically await the result of the whitewash investigation that will find neither Makhlouf or the Minister have anything to answer for. Surprise!

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    • Here is the link to porky pig Makhlouf telling porkies
      What a liar!

      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/05/multiple-and-persistent-attempts-to-access-treasury-systems-chief-executive.html
      There is a 16 sec. advert then into it
      It is wall to wall lies from 15 sec to 1 min 5 sec of the total 7 minutes

      Yep, boy got the Cindy bug.
      Truth is dispensable .

      One would expect in a vulnerable role in heading the Oirish Central Bank there is a morality clause.
      e.g. if he gets a sting operation where he gets caught with a prostitute in a motel room when it is a set up to get him to reveal interest rate changes so someone can play the market in advance and make big money.
      The Irish Bank would be fools to let this very poor quality liar darken their door.

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  6. Do the Irish not understand that our open and transparent government is kind.
    Holding people to account for their actions is not kind.
    They should follow the example of our world leading Prime Minister.
    Let’s all tilt our heads to one side and be kind.

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  7. The obvious question must be asked. “What would have happened if he did not already have one foot out the door?” As things stand the COL have their scapegoat tethered as they drag out their inquiry.

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    • If the tethered goat has any balls, he won’t let them be hung out to dry if he is not at fault. Either way my Irish blood says that he might not get the position that he was aiming for. Would it be grounds not to hire someone, even if contracts had been exchanged, do we have a Secretary of the Treasury in Waiting?

      If the Irish job became unavailable, he can stay here?

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