Appalling literacy in NZ

Literacy rates are so bad in NZ, that it appears most of the Cabinet are unable to read.

You see John Armstrong has usefully highlighted that the Government’s latest ploy to avoid having to actually answer questions in Parliament is to claim they have not read something.

So you have the PM claiming that she hasn’t even read a police report which concluded one of her Ministers had prima facie assaulted pupils. She must have been too busy reading a novel instead.

And just as incredibly you have Steve Maharey as Broadcasting Minister claiming he hasn’t read a memo from the CEO of TVNZ which states the charter is a failure – from the very man who was employed to try and make it work. Could there be a more important memo for that portfolio?

I suppose they subscribe to the philosophy that ignorance is bliss.

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