Key on holiday

Written By: - Date published: 1:59 pm, January 16th, 2010 - 4 comments
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After all of the kerfuffle about Key’s long holidays I figure there’s not much for me to say about it but it’s worth remembering what his plans for the fourth week of annual leave were just before it came into effect:

It’s not the man’s unusually long time off the job that irks me so much as the fact he’s taking those long holidays but doesn’t like it that you and me and every other Kiwi worker now have a right to a bit more time off ourselves.

4 comments on “Key on holiday”

  1. Paul Williams 1

    What part of his overseas trip is work based and what part is leisure?

    Do you know Irish or are you just speculating and digging dirt in a manner akin to a leap across the ditch to find some old deal chits with some signatures on them?

    Given you’d be hard pressed to find a Labour MP in their electorate office over January I”d be interested how much effort those ladies and gentlemen are putting into improving the lot of the downtrodden and disenfranchised working classes of New Zealand in Johns absence.

    The EPMU however rolls on with every more sophisticated lobbying.

    • IrishBill 1.1

      Firstly the long holiday claim is based on a prior post on the standard which I have no reason to doubt the veracity of.

      Secondly I don’t give a toss what Labour MPs are doing. This post isn’t about labour. That’s probably because they are in opposition and can’t do anything but lobby for workers’ rights. When they were in government I frequently criticised them on workers’ rights issues to the point of explicitly advising people not to vote for them.

      Thirdly I don’t know what the fuck you think the EPMU has to do with this post but I suspect you’re engaging in insinuations based on bad information by the NZ blogosphere’s least credible voice. I suggest if you try it again, or try to dogwhistle an ad-hom attack as you have in your second para again, I’ll ban you for a month.

    • Eddie 1.2

      “What part of his overseas trip is work based and what part is leisure?”

      2 months of overseas holiday so far. 2 out of 14 = 7 weeks a year. Another month and a half or so of overseas work.

  2. Irascible 2

    John, do nothing,Key is simply behaving as any member of the stasi based National governments and ACT members have for years. It can be summed up in the words any person obsessed with the trappings of power would say: “Shut up! I know what’s good for you and it’s not, I repeat NOT, having any holidays because it’s your job.Mine is to be perpetually on holiday – cause that’s my (stasi ) born right!”
    Surely no one in NZ expects good, responsible governance by any group of people who have such a belief?

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