Message from The Queen to the Governor-General
Message from The Queen to the Governor-General of New
I have been deeply saddened by the appalling
events in Christchurch today. Prince Philip and I send our
condolences to the families and friends of those who have
lost their lives.
I also pay tribute to the emergency
services and volunteers who are providing support to those
who have been injured.
At this tragic time, my
thoughts and prayers are with all New Zealanders.
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Whenever a political scandal breaks, party leaders have two basic options. They can confess to being in boots and all, and try to brazen it out : nothing to see here, move on. This tended to be the John Key approach. Very hard to pull that off in this case, given that it involved violating the privacy of sick New Zealanders for party political gain.
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