Our police can't charge a Labour Party member who bashed a spectator with a megaphone while in full view of a close by officer, they couldn't investigate the theft of Dr Brash's e-mails until a year had drifted by, the then Prime Minister's own fraudulent activities were pushed aside but we can hire a PI to watch the bloody world cup rugby to see if naughty TV3 ran a few adverts on Sunday morning?
Why the hell did they just not set their VCRs to record the damned thing?
Well the answer is, of course, that the Ministry of Culture and Heritage doesn't sully it's intellectual fingers with Rugby. After all the Minister has instructed that Rugby is only to be used for prime ministerial photo opportunities. It is NOT something cultured people of heritage would or should ever watch.
What an appalling waste of tax payers' money. I wonder how many courses of Herceptin or other life preserving non funded drugs could have been funded instead of this fiasco.
Portrait, by Hironori Kawabata
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