Today, at the CTU's Productivity Conference, John Key has uttered these words (our emphasis added):
He really couldn't say it any clearer could he? We reckon an apology is in order from The Standard to John Key. But do we expect one? Somehow, we doubt it!
Let me finish by saying that in recent times the CTU has shown leadership in New Zealand’s fight for economic growth.
You’ve been prepared to work with the Government, and with employers, to find solutions.
I want to keep building on that relationship.
There is a lot to gain from each of us understanding each other better, from working out what we have in common, and deciding where we can deliver more together.
I absolutely share your vision for a more-productive, higher-wage, higher-skilled economy, producing goods and services valued throughout the world.
And I look forward to working with you to make that vision a reality.
You can read the full speech here.
UPDATE: The Standard won't be apologising for anything, it would seem. Tane just wants to spin more of the old fibs ...