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Power crazy Key diverts plane, tells passengers to vote Nats

Published: Fri 25 Nov 2011 08:51 AM
Power crazy Key diverts plane, tells passengers to vote National
Mana Waitakere candidate Sue Bradford says an incident on a plane at New Plymouth last night shows John Key has gone power crazy.
'At 7 am this morning I was contacted by a friend in Golden Bay,' she says.
'Last night she received a call from an irate Lee Heller, who had been a passenger on direct flight Air NZ 8388 from Nelson to Auckland.
'Out of the blue, passengers on that flight were advised that the plane was to be diverted to New Plymouth for 'operational' reasons.
'Little did they realise that 'operational' meant their flight was diverted simply to pick up the Prime Minister.
The whole flight was over half an hour late as a result.
'On top of that, while in the air the stewardess announced that passengers should vote National, apparently at the request of John Key.
Ms Bradford says we should all be very alarmed at these events.
'This goes beyond the sort of born to rule arrogance that is normal with National.'
'These are the actions of a man who has lost all perspective on how a Prime Minister should behave.'
'I know his economic policies like selling state assets, giving big hand-outs to the rich and bashing beneficiaries will turn us into a banana republic, but he's acting like it's already happened.'
Mana candidate for Waitakere

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