Why did John Key lie about the 10 000 houses in Christchurch?
PM admits figure of 10,000 unlivable houses not official
Prime Minister John Key has admitted a claim that 10,000 houses would have to be abandoned in Christchurch was not based on official advice.
On Monday, Mr Key said "potentially some sections and some areas of Christchurch ... will need to be abandoned", citing the 10,000 figure.
But the figure was questioned yesterday, prompting the Government to clarify that the figure was an estimate from Earthquake Commission engineers after a flyover of the city in the days following the February 22 earthquake.
WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS HE DOING? We have Gerry Brownlee seeming to want to destroy every building older than two years (isn't it bizarre that Gerry wants to flatten heritage buildings when so many people died in that supposed modern buildings at CTV?) and now we have John Key telling the people of Christchurch that almost 10 000 homes will need to be demolished which now turns out he just brain-farted into the microphone!
He's the PM and he's terrorizing the people of Christchurch telling them numbers of homes that will be demolished that he hasn't even cleared with the officials???
WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS HE DOING?