Slater had ‘good and lucid discussion’ with Ross just before ‘suicide’ text

Someone emailed me and pointed out what could be a significant part of Cameron Slater”s post Another hit job from David Fisher which I must correct and tell the truth that the National party fails to

Saturday 20th October – Jami-Lee Ross is back in Auckland, but he is homeless. He has slept in his car and hasn’t slept much over the past week. He phones me at approximately 8:30 pm and he is distraught. We had a good and lucid discussion. However, as he sat there in his car he began scrolling through his past messages and he came across the nasty text from the female MP. It set him off. At 8:51 pm he texts her and then turns his cell phone off. She frantically tries to respond via text and makes 4 phone calls to him. He turns his phone on and off over the next three hours.

This says that Ross was distraught before talking to Slater and before scrolling back through his texts.

There is very specific detail in this from Slater, in which he says he had “a good and lucid discussion” with Ross just before Ross scrolls through old texts and then replies “You get your wish” to a two month old text from a National MP which, Slater claims, triggers a suicide alert.

Slater says that the text “set him off” – but that wasn’t the only thing that would have been influencing Ross at that time, given he was having a discussion with Slater.

It could be that Slater was unable to de-distraught Ross, but that’s not the only possibility in this situation.

Also in the same paragraph:

At one stage, a journalist communicates with him. as her company had someone stationed near his house and had observed a Police i-car turn up. [WO:  The journalist concerned has contacted me to clarify this situation. I am satisfied that there was no company watcher in place] She was concerned. This short text conversation occurred at 10:25 pm as Jami-Lee Ross was driving to the Waikato.

Rather ironically in a post headlined “which I must correct and tell the truth” Slater stated as a fact something he now acknowledges was not the truth.

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20 Comments

  1. MaureenW

     /  October 28, 2018

    Which one of them was lucid?

    This JLR episode has been sad to watch – megalomaniac(s) unravelling and thinking they’re being relevant – pffft move on – still think Simon needs to move aside.

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    • I agree on Bridges, but the timing isn’t good with the JLR debacle so fresh. Early next year perhaps.

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      • Bill Brown

         /  October 28, 2018

        You reckon he will last that long ?

        Still who will replace him? Hardly much of a line up these days

        Maybe he should use his kids a bit more like Comrade J for photo ops

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  2. And describing Ross as ‘homeless’ seems a bit odd. he may not have been welcome in his family home any more (I’ve been in that situation) but as a relatively high income earner surely he could have booked into a motel if he didn’t have any friends he could stay with (I can understand avoiding that in a marriage breakup situation).

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    • Alloytoo

       /  October 28, 2018

      I agree, while he’s rendered himself persona non grata at the family mansion, surely he has state subsidized accommodation in Wellington?

      By the by, I don’t have a house outside Auckland, do I mysteriously become homeless the moment I go down the Bombay Hills?

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  3. Blazer

     /  October 28, 2018

    you have to give it to National…not only did their policies create an army of homeless people living in their cars…..their machinations forced one of their own front bench M.P’s to the same…fate.

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    • Corky

       /  October 28, 2018

      Well, if he hasn’t a dollar to his name, that’s not Nationals fault.

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      • Gezza

         /  October 29, 2018

        Too true. Thrift and risk management are my mantra. Never have nothing in the bank.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 28, 2018

      At least the CoL has ensured the homeless population is now sustainable and relieved the Lefty media of any concern about it, B.

      Magic, isn’t it?

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      • Gezza

         /  October 29, 2018

        What do you mean the homeless population is now “sustainable”?

        And why do you say it relieves the Lefty media of any concern about it, Al? Certainly 1ewes of late has broadcast some items pointing out there are now more homeless in Auckland than before.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  October 29, 2018

          It must be sustainable, even if it is growing, otherwise the Lefties would be complaining about it.

          Maybe TV1 has mentioned it but I haven’t seen it bothering all the usual media suspects much.

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  4. robertguyton

     /  October 28, 2018

    Gosh, Pete! Stop bullying Cameron!

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  5. slinkypress

     /  October 28, 2018

    Perhaps He was thumbing through his old texts while talking to Slater to find some more ammunition for Slater to use against National, that is how it looks to me.

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  6. Blazer

     /  October 29, 2018

    Slater once feted and praised as a National Party stalwart…now a…pariah…typical expediency by the right.

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    • “Slater once feted and praised as a National Party stalwart”

      Do you have any evidence of this?

      Do you not think he has earned some criticism, over the years and over the last couple of weeks?

      Ever since he was the cause of Judith Collins being dumped from Cabinet (in 2014 when Slater claimed his ’embellishment’ as an excuse) even she has distanced herself, with apparent good cause.

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      • Blazer

         /  October 29, 2018

        you can find plenty of evidence…invited to NP soirees,photo ops with Key and other National heavyweights,had direct dial access to the P.M….you know all this.

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    • slinkypress

       /  October 29, 2018

      He chose a path – feted Winnie and NZ First. Poured scorn on Bill English and John Key, under those circumstances why would National remain a friend.

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      • Blazer

         /  October 29, 2018

        Key and English are yesterdays men.
        National needs ‘friends’…the faithfool stick through thick and thin,misfeasance and chicanery….but its never…enough.

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