The Aussies love John Key

Australian Financial Review

The AFR has featured John Key on the front page of their paper and the article accompanying it requests he move to Australia and sort them out:

John Key is in Australia to take local manufacturing back home to lower-cost New Zealand, but it seems Australian business is more interested in persuading the National Party Prime Minister to stay.

“Prime Minister, I’m not sure what you’re doing next week but the question is: Australian business would like you to run the country,” pleaded one question read by 2000 Olympics bid leader Rod McGeoch at a lunch in Sydney yesterday.

Fresh from winding back a planned carbon tax increase, cutting the top income tax rate to 33 per cent and kicking off partial privatis­ations, Mr Key exuded a pragmatic and confident demeanour that prompted comparisons with his local counterparts.

“Government is a practical business,” Mr Key said later as he delivered the Menzies Research Centre’s John Howard lecture last night. “By making a series of sensible decisions, which build on each other and which are signalled well in advance, and by taking most people with you as you go, you can effect real and durable change, which won’t simply be reversed by the next lot who come into government.”

  • Mr_Blobby

    Of course they do. He agrees with them, take the best people we have on offer and tell the rubbish not to bother, in fact we would be happy to take there left over’s as well.

  • Roger

    Mr_Blobby, it’s their not there and overs not over’s. 

    • Sarrs

      Roger – it’s an anonymous blog forum, I’m not sure anyone cares that you’re a grammar pedant. You just make yourself look petty and small minded correcting someone like that. 

      • Bunswalla

        Much like you did there Sarah

      • Sarrs

        Buns…I know that correcting the corrector is about the worst thing ever. My point was to stand up for Mr_Blobby and try to point out that his message wasn’t lost even though he used the wrong version of a word. Oh, and apostrophes…can’t be doing without those apostrophes. No one will ever know what you mean if you don’t use an apostrophe correctly. 

    • Mr_Blobby

      Their their Roger get over yourself.

  • Fatzcat

    The reason he is so good, is he is a kiwi to start with, and he has come from a hard background has learnt to be street wise, and has got too where he is by doing IT, not talking about it but doing it, and yes you may hurt a few on the way but thats life. Im so pleased we have him as our PM, as if we had anyone else out of all those other parties we would be knee deep in by now.
    How wonderful it is to be a KIwi. 

  • le sphincter

    Winding back a planned carbon tax increase ?
    Was this shit written  by a local fairfax fanboy ?The government is paying the carbon tax instead, thats why we have a zero budget , so they can spend it on carbon credits for farmers  AND others

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      Whale, any chance of getting Labour to asign a new troll to your site.  I’m bored with this one.  Cheers.

    • axeman

      Va te faire enculer John

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        No thanks, I prefer women.

  • Cadwallader

    Compared to the little welsh commie, even Shearer looks almost appealing.

  • Alex

    “Government is a practical business,” Mr Key said later as he delivered
    the Menzies Research Centre’s John Howard lecture last night. “By making
    a series of sensible decisions, which build on each other and which are
    signalled well in advance, and by taking most people with you as you
    go, you can effect real and durable change, which won’t simply be
    reversed by the next lot who come into government.”

    This encapsulates Key’s approach so well.  I wish some of these right wing fanatics would read this and ponder.  Key is trying to build trust in the National brand and playing a long term game.  Yes many of us are frustrated that things haven’t changed faster, but this is due to MMP rather than Key being timid in nature or lacking courage.   Better Key’s approach than having some right wing revolution that results in National being kicked, the Left having a majority and just undoing all the policy changes and entrenching socialism further.

  • Good days ahead

    I had the pleasure of watching John Key give this speach, he was very impressive. Articulate and accurate, answered questions straight off the cuff. I am very proud to be a kiwi with an impressive man like him to get our country back on track. We should thank our lucky stars

    • Blokeintakapuna

      Totally agree.
      The “alternatives” to National don’t bear thinking about either!

  • Meg

    Well if Oz loves him I am willing to give him up to them. 

    • Mr Sackunkrak

      Oh come on Meg, you want him … most thinking women do.

      • Pukakidon

         Meg doesn’t like self made independently wealthy men, she is more into the ex con, welfare dependent, beat the shit out of the wife/girlfriend type.  You know the typical thick, I vote for Labour because my father voted Labour moron.

      • Meg

        @03c3c3689ab4a22ccee6efd67bc54305:disqus  Goodness you spout some nasty shit. I don’t like people who will sell our country and try to convince us its a good thing. 

        Oh and for the record, I could buy your vile arse 10X over with what my husband and I make. Not that I, or anyone else, would want it. 

      • Sarrs

        Meg, oh Meg, you poor misinformed waife. He’s not ‘selling’ our country – he’s allowing INVESTMENT in our country, while we still maintaining control (or rather, we who voted for National maintain control…you who voted labour have nothing)

        It might be difficult to understand, coming from your socialist perspective, but this is a time in our nation’s history when funds need to be raised, not taxed. We’re looking for investment, not a donation to this county’s unemployed and unemployable. 

      • Pukakidon

         Thats good Meg being that you know nothing about my financial status, bully girl so I will just laugh your stupid childish may dad is bigger than your dad putdowns, I have nothing to prove.   Because your husband keeps you in chardonnay and nice frocks matters not to me it proves you are just another kept holier than thou socialist housewife. 

        However I like that fact that you are used to buying arse, your husband is  probably does that down Fort Street on a regularly occurrence, I hear the swinging scene is a common event in the rich socialist Labour community.

         

      • Meg

        I see the men
        on here are scared of strong women. No surprise there.

        Saars, he is
        selling our country, right down to the DNA of our sheep. I suggest you keep up
        with what the dear leader is doing. And if you really think selling our assets
        will get us out of the whole that National is digging, then you are a rather
        large fool.

        Pukakidon I see you took a
        cheap shot, not surprising from a self righteous twit such as yourself. And
        while I may not know your finical situation, I am still happy to say I could
        buy you 10X over and I am proud of the money we make. I am no wilting flower
        when it comes to living the good life with the hard earned money that flows
        into our home. I am not ashamed of it, We like your dear John Key use it to
        live well. And all your silly little tags for left wingers who do this just
        makes you look jealous and pathetic. Have fun drinking your Tory cask wine, I’ll
        drink my left wing champers, with pride.

    • TravisPoulson

      I’d rather we kept him and sent you instead.

  • Good days ahead

    If you don’t like John Key, could you please revert back to your old website – the horrid – thanks in advance

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