HOWARD SPIES ON KEATING PRIOR TO

1996 ELECTION!

TO RESEARCH HOW-IT'S- DONE ON LEADERSHIP!

SEEDY REVELATIONS PROMPT NERVOUS DENIALS!

In an episode which displays massive insecurity, the Liberals employ a team of private investigators, depicted above in an artists impression wearing cardboard rubbish bins, to track Paul Keating and his wife Annita, during a visit to Mrs Keatings hometown of Oisterwijk, in the Netherlands! Doing what?

Tracking his every move, like a scene from a Menzies cold war drama, the bungled attempt to spot Keating in the act of purchasing Christopher-Scase-like palatial residences ended up being exposed after the electorate had already been hood-winked by Howard in the 96 election.

Certain receipts were found linking Lib Senator Grant Chapman to the payment of services to spy on Keating but he has denied any knowledge of the activity and authorisation of payments, either consciously or accidentally. (How could you accidentally pay an invoice?) This goes to show that no activity is too low for the conservatives in an attempt to win Government.