Thursday, November 17, 2011

League tea tape call

A summit meeting of Arab League leaders in Morocco has called for the release of the secret recording of the conversation between John Key and John Banks.

In a special communique the leaders say the present impasse is endangering hopes of progress towards free speech and democracy and stuff.

Qatar's prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, says it has been distressing to watch Mr Key hoist himself on his own petard.

He told reporters the Arab League cannot rest easy while a major international leader pisses in his own pocket.

International experts say self-petard-hoisting is a form of torture akin to waterboarding and can be extremely painful, especially if the pocket is pissed in at the same time.

In a related development, league secretary-general Amr Mohammed Moussa says he was disturbed to hear that National Party president Peter Goodfellow had pulled out of a Morning Report interview after earlier agreeing to appear on the program.

'I know him,' said Mr Moussa. 'He's a good fellow. These are troubling times.'

The Arab League says tea should always be drunk in moderation.

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