One of MyThinks journalists was monitoring the news earlier on today for anything of interest. Interestingly enough, something caught his interest. The leader of our nation – John Key – appearing on being interviewed on Morning Report about child poverty by Guyon Espiner. The Prime Minister made some interesting points during the interview that fell into the aforementioned “interesting” category. Here is a transcript of that interview.
GUYON: Good morning prime minister.
GUYON: So… tell me about child poverty. How are the government measuring it? How are the government going to reduce it?
GUYON: No you won’t tell me or no the government isn’t going to measure it or reduce it.
JOHN: I SAID NO! JUST STOP ASKING OK!!!
GUYON: I still don’t understand. Are you measuring child poverty or not?
JOHN: Just shut up. You’re a big meanie and I’m not going to talk to you.
GUYON: But… Prime Minister… we still have four and a half minutes left in the interview…
GUYON: Prime Minister?
GUYON: Child poverty is at cris…
JOHN (fingers heard being placed in ears): Not listening. Not listening. Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah-blah…
GUYON: Prime Minister. If I could just…
GUYON: …ask you…
JOHN: bla… oh yes… The Syrian crisis. It’s just terrible. Obviously there are thousands of people who’ve been displaced in Syria.
GUYON: Many of them children?
JOHN: Yes… and that’s a real tragedy. Every day I turn on my news and see thousands and thousands of children suffering. Homelessness. Disease. Broken families. Death. It’s just absolutely appalling and New Zealand must lead the world in dealing with this humanitarian catastrophe. If the international community don’t act soon they will have blood on their hands.
GUYON: Just like you’re going to have blood on your hands when children in New Zealand die from third-world diseases?
JOHN: Yes, abso… what!!?!? SHUT UP! JUST SHUT UP. You eggburger!!
*sound of Prime Minister removing headphones and walking out of RNZ studio*
GUYON: Thank you Prime Minister.