Alf applauds Murray McCully for promptly giving the lie to a silly Sunday Star-Times high up-and-under on the prospect of Fiji’s dictator being wined and dined in New Zealand at the taxpayer’s expense.
The increasingly tatty rag said New Zealand would be obliged to host the dictator and his thuggish brother-in-law at the Rugby World Cup if – as can’t be ruled out – they become top dogs at the Fiji Rugby Union.
But as everyone knows, Fiji’s, military leaders are not welcome in this country.
And as the Herald reports today, that position is being maintained by the admirable McCully.
Soon after the SST had delivered its bilge to its readers, our Foreign Minister was laying down the law on the matter of Frank Barmy-Banana.
He made plain that the Government will refuse a visa for Fiji’s unelected leader and military commander during the Rugby World Cup.