PM Attempts the Art of Mind Reading
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
25 February 2014
PM Attempts the
Art of Mind Reading
New Zealand First Leader Rt
Hon Winston Peters says Prime Minister John Key is
attempting to master the art of mind reading to add to his
bag of tricks.
This follows the Prime Minister’s
comments today that he thinks New Zealand First will choose
to go into government with the Labour and Green
“It is doubtful that Mr Key has read not only
the minds of the New Zealand First caucus and party members,
but those of Kiwi voters as well.
“It’s much more
likely that National’s own polling is showing they are
bleeding voters to New Zealand First, and he is now running
scared”, says Mr
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called Catton a “traitor” and (b) Prime Minister John Key who dismissed her views as being those of a typical Green Party supporter, which is apparently almost as bad.
In context, Catton seemed to be talking about the mixed feelings she felt after what she had created suddenly becoming a kind of public property claimed by the entire country and its leaders. That must feel weird at any time, in any place. Catton evidently finds it particularly alienating when the government of the day has shown little interest in the arts beyond their promotional/economic value. More>>