If Alf was Judith Collins, he wouldn’t be thanking his older sister for likening the embattled MP to Princess Diana.
Not today, at least, because today readers of British newspapers are learning some discomforting things about the mother to our future king (all going well and assuming).
Hamilton’s Pamela Cassidy is the big sister with a big mouth.
According to the Waikato Times, she says both Crusher and Diana were both “hounded” by media.
Cassidy, who grew up on the family farm near Morrinsville with Collins, called the Waikato Times to express her anger at how her sister has been treated by her political opponents and the media – going as far as saying Collins was being tormented in the same manner as Princess Diana, shortly before her death.
“I have had people tell me: ‘What the media have done to your sister was exactly the same as what they did to Princess Diana’. I thought about that and it is completely true. It is exactly like that. They are hounding her.
“She is human and the family have to wear it too. People have feelings – or they should have.”