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It’s like handing inmates keys to their own cells – the whole system’s a joke

Karl Deeter


Politicians could have a billion euro in the bank and we’d have no idea. No cash sums disclosed,
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Some like Michael Lowry (above) have used unlimited companies to ensure that nobody has any insight into the value of certain assets held by their firms.

Some like Michael Lowry (above) have used unlimited companies to ensure that nobody has any insight into the value of certain assets held by their firms.

Some like Michael Lowry (above) have used unlimited companies to ensure that nobody has any insight into the value of certain assets held by their firms.

Calling the process and system of oversight governing how we ask our political class to disclose their assets a joke does a disservice to the concept of comedy.

The one outcome of the work we undertook was to show there is little oversight, a reliance on self-reporting, no audit, and no accountability for politicians when it comes to giving full and frank answers.


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