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ImperatorFish: Joyce catches Labour leader buying coffee

Written By: - Date published: 2:04 pm, April 22nd, 2013 - 11 comments
Categories: Satire, Steven Joyce - Tags:

Scott at Imperator Fish has kindly given us permission to syndicate posts from his blog – the original of this post is here.

The ugly face of socialism

Energy Minister Steven Joyce has condemned the “socialist lunacy” of both Labour and the Greens, after Labour Party leader David Shearer was spotted buying coffee for two fellow MPs.

Joyce said a member of his staff had seen Shearer in the queue at a popular Wellington café last week, placing an order for three coffees. Standing just behind him had been Labour’s Finance spokesperson, David Parker, and Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman.

“It was clear that Shearer intended to pay for all three of them,” said Mr Joyce.

“First they tell us they’ll nationalise all the power, then they actively seek to distort a properly functioning and competitive coffee market by banding together to appoint a single purchasing entity.

“It’s Polish shipyard stuff.  Is there no end to the socialist lunacy of these people? Where will this economic sabotage end? The group-buying of milk? A state agency to buy medicines?”

11 comments on “ImperatorFish: Joyce catches Labour leader buying coffee”

  1. ghostwhowalksnz 1

    Wasnt it Max Bradford selling the coffee ?

  2. pollywog 2

    Joyce was later quoted as saying…”Rumble rumble rumble, fuck fuck fuck”

  3. ghostwhowalksnz 3

    I guess the National government will introduce legislation tomorrow to abolish Zespri, as its the single buyer for kiwifruit for the export market, it too is a ‘polish shipyard’, ‘ North Korean economic ruin’- take your pick

  4. Te Reo Putake 4

    National Party to Abolish Self; admits being single buyer of outdated neo-lib model since quasi-amalgamation with ACT.

    “There used to be so many takers for this stuff, but we’re all that’s left now. Even the Conservatives aren’t buying it and they’re are only hope for remaining relevant” a spokesperson said.

  5. Colonial Viper 5

    This is just too funny.

    What gave Joyce a near-stroke was the fact Shearer then said to the cafe owner – “keep the change as a tip for your staff” even the ones who hadn’t served him!!!

  6. prism 6

    Hah. And the colours of those socialist coffee cups are so 70s. Makes one nostalgic, maybe two…

  7. Plan B 7

    I heard that Shearer got the three stamps on his coffee card as a result, typical socialist!

  8. Agora 8

    It could have been worse. He could have been buying a cup of tea for John Banks.

    Consider the implications. Banks withdraws support from Key, the government no longer has a paper-thin majority (with media attention diverted by Key’s bonhomie), and a general election results with the outcome unclear.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 8.1

      Unlikely – but Banks is facing prosecution for his lies of election donations.

      It will all get very messy for the National government and its Triumvirate partners

  9. Maui 9

    Re. “Polish shipyard stuff” .. someone is a bit out of date.


  10. Brian 10

    BS – Joyce can’t count to three.

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