The Sunday Roast

Who did the readers give a good old Kiwi roasting this week? 

Clarkey, will I be the centre of attention if I go?

Oh, I don’t think so, Jace; Melania will be there and also the Queen. I know that we are on to a ridiculously good wicket here but their clothes budget is way bigger than yours and they get all the great designers.

OK, then, I’m not going to go. Who cares if all the leaders of the free world are there? No photo-ops, not going!

But it would be a great opportunity to network with all the important folk and D-Day was a really important event in world history.

Nope, not going! I’ll find a kindergarten to visit or a ship to pose in front of with Neve or something. I must be front and centre, otherwise people won’t notice me.

“And as we unite to pay tribute to those whose bravery and sacrifice on the beaches of Normandy marked a turning point in the Second World War, we will vow never to forget the debt we owe them.

“Their solidarity and determination in the defence of our freedom remains a lesson to us all.

“And we will continue to stand up for the values of democracy, justice and tolerance that so many died to preserve.”

Mrs May will be joined by US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as prime ministers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia and Denmark.


Guest poster, John, left us all in no doubt about what he thought of this disgusting snub by our so called ‘Prime’ Minister.

Jacinda Ardern’s failure to attend D-Day memorial services here or overseas speaks volumes about who we have leading the country. D Day is one of the most momentous days in history. In fact it changed the course of history. By completely ignoring it, she should hang her head in shame. Her flippant comment – “I can’t be everywhere at once” – is a disgrace to her and the office she holds. It is becoming very apparent that Jacinda only attends functions where she is the centre of attention, where the cameras are all trained on her. That of course, would not have been the case in Portsmouth or Normandy.

Made in NZ‘s comment was most probably made in NZ by quite a number of people with a proper sense of decency and manners.

She swanned over to Paris 2 or 3 weeks ago for her ridiculous attention-seeking internet session, which will achieve nothing. She had time for that, when she should have been home sorting out the pending teachers’ strike and showing some leadership on that front.
Now she cannot make time for the 75th D-day celebrations. That was more important than the recent internet trip.
Not my Prime Minister.
Please resign and leave us alone, Miss Ardern.

Sally pointed out another horrendous misstep by she-who-must-be-observed:

Worse was she didn’t take one extra day on her recent trip to France to go to the Monte Cassino commemorations.
She could have easily fitted that into her schedule. Over 300 New Zealanders lost their life there fighting for our freedom. Yet she saw fit to have a month of mourning and a rushed trip to France for 50 deaths.
Not taking anything away from the tragedy in Christchurch but these men at Monte Cassino were there because our government sent them there to fight.

Moggie Maniac brought it right back to home soil, pointing out the hypocrisy of she-who-must-be-photographed:

What gets me is that she didn’t even attend a D-day memorial service here.
She had enough free time to attend SEVERAL memorial services to the victims of Christchurch.

There seems to be just a hint of sarcasm in Buzz E Bee’s response.

She says she cannot be everywhere at once. So pray tell, where was she on those days and what was she doing? – Peeling velcro off of lacy knickers? Having a quiet poo disaster? Choosing a new shade of hijab black for her next outfit? Sweeping a treasury scandal under the handcrafted persian rug? Waiting for the courier to deliver a pair of Allbirds? Practicing her sad concerned head tilt in the mirror?

What could be more important than the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

To all war vets: We DO remember you.

The whole patriotism and historical significance issue was front and centre with many, just not our shameful Prime Minister. Like Sunshine:

Going to D-day commemoration means patriotism and today’s left are fundamentally against this.
Ardern would have been seriously eclipsed by the royals and by the Trumps, especially by beautiful and always elegant Melania. So she preferred to boost her chances to get re-elected next year by wheeling out her child and her alway disheveled looking partner.

And Curly1952:

She has no regard for history or what made this country great.
It was because of the brave servicemen and women of the second world war that she is where she is today and she should learn that quick smart and never, ever forget it!!

And Katie100:

This behaviour from the PM is what we have come to expect from a Marxist. That woman has nothing but contempt for the brave men who fought the Nazis. She doesn’t believe freedom is worth fighting for and would rather we all roll over to her ideology without so much as a whimper.