Claire Trevett reports:
Jones presumably sees himself as Bond in this scenario for the fund has had the unfortunate side-effect of further inflating Jones’ ego.
Those who believed it had already reached its maximum loading were sorely mistaken.
He is already known to refer to himself as the Three Billion Dollar Man and Billion Tree Man.
When he returned from the West Coast he went into Parliament to deliver a Homeric ode about the travels and great deeds of Jones.
He told his fellow MPs he had returned “something of a hero.”
“I am a lion in the regions, I am a lion in the House,” he told Goldsmith.
He went even further a bit later: “In Hokitika, Westport, Greymouth, busts are being created of my good self.”
That’s a giant sized ego.