Bill English’s abominable comment that young Kiwi men are “pretty damned hopeless” has caused quite a reaction. But here’s an unexpectedly positive one.
One Friend of The Standard (FoTS) rang Bill English’s office to offer their help in teaching some of these young men to read. They were gobsmacked to learn that the office was being flooded with such calls.
Good on you Kiwis, whoever you are, offering practical help in this way. I hope English is taking up every offer.