Gillard gives Key the finger

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, October 27th, 2010 - 12 comments
Categories: International, john key, phil goff - Tags:

It’s highly unusual for a new PM to meet a foreign leader of the opposition before she meets her fellow leader. But Julia Gillard’s direct snub of John Key is a fair payback for the leaks by the Key Government to try to help his mate Tony Abbott win the Australian election.

Trevor Mallard is right.

Key didn’t directly set up the Gillard-Goff meeting. But his actions certainly cleared the way.

PS. On Breakfast, Guyon Espiner was commenting on hot Key was upset about being usurped. Apparently, Key said ‘well the media weren’t there with Goff but they will be with me’. Pretty revealing statement. It’s all about the smile and wave, eh John?

12 comments on “Gillard gives Key the finger”

  1. ghostwhowalksnz 1

    Perhaps Keys meeting with Gillard will be of the Obama variety, ie not on her schedule but she “drops in “.
    And why are the media , presumably NZ media going to be there ?

    With Helen Clark they were all ways” too busy/ couldnt afford it” when she was on her overseas trips to generally small cheese places.

    The APEC meeting is next month in Yokohama, so Hanoi is a low impact meeting

  2. zimmer 2

    Looks like Oz are giving her the finger as well, Labour’s vote share falling in polls.

  3. ianmac 3

    “Apparently, Key said ‘well the media weren’t there with Goff but they will be with me”.
    Something suggests a level of arrogance and of entitlement???

  4. Fisiani 4

    Keep up the good work Eddie. This will really raise the Labour vote. You are absolutely correct that John Key feels snubbed. More of these postings please.

    anti spam word chaoss (sic)

  5. tc 5

    Sideshow thinks what worked well for him/Blinglish in flicking Brash can be applied elsewhere which says alot about our PM’s MO/style/intelligence.

    He values his ‘mate’ having the job so much he’s willing to risk annoying our closest allies/trading partners etc by having a ‘play’ in their election…….it’s so amateur it’s laughable.

    Note to the Nat’s: They have books in OZ, you’ll find the Hollowmen one of them…..what clowns.

  6. SHG 6

    I actually give credit to Goff for arranging to be out of the country far far away from anything to do with NZ unions right now.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 6.1

      Union kicking is so last week.

      This week we are kicking the studio fat cats as they roll up in government limousines to private meetings with Government Ministers…… no ?. sounds like the fats cats are being stroked … with our money

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