Winston Peters had almost won Alf to his side of the argument about those funny aura handouts.
But he has blown it.
If he had called his partner his ladylove, mistress, paramour, sweetheart or inamorata, fine.
But he didn’t.
He called her his “associate”.
Mrs Grumble has been so taken by this label that she is demanding she similarly be known as Alf’s associate.