Check out this piece on TV3.
Key first talks about the “9-week fortnight” and doesn’t even catch his mistake.
Then, trying to justify not offering 9-day fortnights for the public sector (which Germany etc are doing), he says “well, the public sector has different issues at the moment, you know, we’re, you know, undergoing some changes, we moving people from the from the back office to the front office*”
The article then cuts to Goff and a worker laughing. I feel like laughing too. Then I remember this fool is the most powerful person in the country and while he plays the fool, English is taking the opportunity of the recession to slash public services like he did last time he was Finance Minister.
*[John, a note from Crosby/Textor, the line is ‘back office to front line’]”