Conservative PM in South Pacific colony begs Queen for extra title - granted.
Wasn't that nice of her? To give John Key an extra title like that. Just like he wanted. He will be Right now, because he wasn't before. So he can feel a bit better about himself and feel equal to all the pre-Helengrad Prime Ministers. As an —
important mark of distinction for the holders of the Nation's highest public offices
— as Buckingham Palace called it.
Effective immediately too. Talk about relentless self-promotion.
NZ is a Prime Ministerial dictatorship and this latest indulgent, petty folly shows how absurd it has become in the hands of Tory monarchists. Knighthhoods for Africa, John Key is Right, Rule Britannia.