With tongue firmly in cheek George notes:
When asked in Parliament why he hadn’t paid closer attention to his share portfolio, Key gave the reply: ‘small technical issue, I’ve been busy running the country’. That statement must come close to misleading Parliament.
He is the PM in name, so from a position as figurehead he could argue that â€˜he has been running the country’. From a sutstantive position however, his claim in untenable.
Surely photo opportunities, overseas holidays and doing little in no way counts as â€˜running the country’.