That explains the huffy outrage on John Key

Some time back Sir Ian McKellen got all huffy about John Key and his gay red shirt comment.

At the time he made out like he was affronted because the statement was apparently homophobic.

Now we can see the real reason why Sir Ian McKellen got all huffy…he actually likes to wear the red shirt himself.



I wonder how many of the workers party can afford the cheapest seat for dinner at $250.00.

Which corporates would actually want to cough $5,000 to give money to the Labour party?

And…oh the irony…the Labour party hypocrites raising money off of the back of a star of The Hobbit, a movie they opposed, and still oppose.

I wonder if Helen Kelly is booking a CTU table?


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  • Patrick

    Who the hell would shell out $1000 to spend a couple of hours with an old poof like McKellen sucking on lukewarm champers & scoffing asparagus rolls – wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

    • AnonWgtn

      Other Wellington poofs like Grant Robertson and his ilk.

      • Patrick

        So Labour will once again be taxing their members for fund raising.

    • “sucking on lukewarm champers & scoffing asparagus rolls”

      That better not be a euphemism, because I don’t want to know.

      • Patrick

        Not that I am aware of – but then I do lead a sheltered life….who knows what goes on behind the closed doors of a Labour MPs bedroom.

      • RightOfGenghis

        and thanks to Patrick I’ll be forever haunted by the labour party taxing their members while sucking and scoffing…

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        I understand Sheep will be playing his guitar and sing also……good value for money. How many tickets do you need Petal?

  • Ronnie Chow

    If I was a union member I would be watching this attendance VERY closely . Union dues are not to be used for private entertainment of delegates . We need someone in there .

    • SJ00

      Someone needs to buy the cheapest ticket and report back on the whose who of people attending. They will have to be a good actor though, pretending they like Labour, unions and actually want to listen to what Ian has to say. And not even get lunch or dinner.

      • Patrick

        Take a pie & a crate of Double Brown big bodgies – after all the Labour Party is the party for the working class man isn’t it?

        • waynewhoever

          Labour they are not the peoples friend!
          hates the workers!
          Labour they can not be trusted!

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        All tickets sold out mate.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      If you were a union member you wouldn’t have the wherewithal to undergo anything that sensible.

  • MrAuz1989

    I would love to see Weta Workshop take up the corporate option with its opportunity to “discuss important questions with Labour party MPs over lunch at your table”. If Fenton or Socialist Cindy was assigned to their table so much the better.

    • Have you been reading my blog from this morning MrAuz? I’d also like to see Dr Brent Layton and his mates from the Electricity Authority do the same thing, and have a chat with Shearer or Parker about Labour’s daft nationalisation plan for the sector, and the sabotage of the MRP sale process.

      • MrAuz1989

        I’d love to see Sir Peter Jackson quip “You know Darien…..this would probably be deductible……IF we paid tax!” and watch Fenton erupt into spluttering incoherence.

  • Magoo

    Well that proves it then – red shirts are gay. Not only does Gandalf the Red wear one, but the vast majority of the Labour party and their supporters are a pack of fruitcakes and they wear them as well. Red is the new rainbow.

    • Hazards001

      Red has been the new rainbow since H1 & H2 and with Robertson bringing up the rear…errr…so to speak it’s hard to see what’s going to change.

  • blokeintakapuna

    I hope Labour have “guaranteed” Sir Ian a minimum appearance fee.. then I hope all of NZ Inc boycotts this function in protest of the sanctimonious hypocrisy of Labour and their union cohorts – leaving them with huge costs / debt as a result.
    PS- it’s not even for lunch or dinner – 3.5 hours up to 4pm. If you’re lucky you might get a BBQ snarler…
    Maybe this venue at that time would be a great place to picket the CTU / Labour in support of the LoTR movies those parasites wanted anywhere but here? Remind Sir Ian that the stench he gets an occasional waft of is actually blatant hypocrisy from Labour and the CTU.
    Surely – Sir Ian would have better taste and sense? Even without magical powers?

    • Patrick

      BBQ snarler – so Robertson is confirmed his attendance has he?

    • Orange

      I’d be keen if it was somewhere more interesting than Wellington

      • waynewhoever

        Queens Town would be nice for the Leftys!

        • Agent BallSack

          Hopefully you mean another Queenstown not in Enzud

        • Orange

          That’s such a gay pun.

          • waynewhoever

            Wayne laughs out loud!

  • Jimmie

    So lets get this straight – Labour are offering to pay $1000 for someone to come and listen to the old duffer waffle on about nothing? Or was it you pay $1000?

    Seriously I think there is a decimal point missing somewhere in that price

    • Bunswalla

      You misunderstand Jimmie. It’s $500 for a blowie from his lordship, or $1,000 for a blowie and he takes his false teeth out.

      Apologies to all those eating a warm potato-top pie for their lunch.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      An hour with Sheep is worth millions mate. What planet are you in?

  • island time

    So Sir Ian McKellen is SO greedy that he will accept money from the party who tried to stop his work in NZ…..go figure.

    • Yeah. The logic escapes me too.

    • niggly

      And not only that he is a “Sir” and is quite happy to use the title, which is usually an anathema to the likes of the socialists. Also he is a “rich-prick”.

      On a hypocrite scale I think Labour would see factories now needing to produce scales that go beyond “10” or “100%”!

    • chadchambers

      Yeah, nah. The Labour party didn’t try to stop his working in New Zealand. They did try to stop the current government further eroding workers conditions in this country. As a result we slide further toward the twin goals of this govt. Low income economy and a cheap & weak labour market.

      • Whafe

        Chad, you should stop third knuckling yourself, it would be far more comfortable….

      • island time

        If the Government had not stepped in there would not have been any work at all. If the workers did not like the terms and conditions, they did not have to accept the job. They could just go and work somewhere else. Its not as if that work was currently available and the Ts & Cs all of a sudden were changed.

        • chadchambers

          It’s a niche industry, bud. Highly changeable – one month there will be a major shortage of labour, and the next an over-supply. Can’t work out what you mean by the T’s & C’s not changing – the whole damn legislation was changed overnight.

      • Ronnie Chow

        “Low income economy and a cheap & weak labour market”

        Any other country different ?

        • chadchambers


          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            That is why they in trouble mate.

          • chadchambers

            Australia is a lot of things, but in trouble is not one of them. We wouldn’t be shedding 30,000 net to them every single year if they were.

          • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

            Brother Chad – Check their last budget….

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Oh yeah, oh yeah, thinking of Labour’s concern for workers and their efforts to get jobs for them brought tears to my eyes. Chadchambers, how can we educate the Tories? Keep up the good work.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Iron rod Ian is hypocrite of the highest Hobbit order.

  • tarkwin

    I’ve already got my ticket, some bloke called Mallard is selling them cheap on Trademe.

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Ian, I like you. Please don’t get involved in our politics. You don’t have to live under the Labour party which cut out all of my opportunities to make it in New Zealand when we had nine years of socialists buggering up the economy. You are English. Campaign for your beliefs there. Peace.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      I understand he will stand as the Labour candidate for Dunedin North…..

      • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

        Does that mean he’ll get bummed in a parliamentary office by my idol Mr Mallard?

  • Goldie

    Pay $250 to spend an entire Sunday afternoon trapped in a small room with several Labour MPs begging for money and an English actor talking about himself.
    It sounds like SO much fun!
    Yeah right.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      Goldie, Sheep will entertain you with his rendering of “Take me home”….Will you take him home?

  • Michael

    I recall Helen’s love affair (not literally) with Sir Ian – the first thing she did was bag kiwis as being incredibly racist. Yes, she was PM at the time!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Fellows – My spies tell me all tickets are sold out and People are queuing up to take their photos with Sheep. I can’t believe that the old fellow is hobnobbing with the crowd who wanted to stop the film being made in NZ?

  • chadchambers

    I can’t imagine Sir Ian McKellen would want to be seen with John Key given JK’s well know stance on gay people.