Key relaxed about accusations of relaxation

by Jake Quinn

NZPA reports:

At the breakfast a reporter heard Mr Hide tell guests that Mr Key received public acclaim while doing little.

All Mr Key had done was the cycleway, Mr Hide said. “It’s amazing.”

He was also amazed at how much he could get through Cabinet, because “you turn up with your papers” and “they are too busy with their own stuff they’re not bothered”.

Approached by the reporter, Mr Hide said the comments were off the record and it would be unethical to report them.

A spokeswoman for Mr Key said the comments were “a bit of light-hearted political banter”.

Mr Hide had spoken to Mr Key who was relaxed about the comments, she said.

So little time, so much to be relaxed about.