Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Government Sworn in in New Zealand, PM Off to Peru

New prime minister John Key and his National Party cabinet ministers have been sworn into office. Mr Key will depart today for the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit group meeting in Lima, Peru.

While Mr Key will have just a few officials with him including two cabinet ministers, the US is taking a delegation of 900, Japan 500 and China 300.

Given how little is done at these summits, one can sympathize with the taxpayers of these respective nations at having to support such flagrant excess on the public purse.

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