Help for Comrade Ardern

LETTER

“Hello, you have reached the Sovi . . . . Russian Embassy, how may I help you?”

“Hello this is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.”

“Comrade Ardern! How may I help you?”

“Ummm do you have any spies I can expel?”

“Ha ha Comrade Ardern, you make joke! There are no spies here.”

“Oh that’s good to know, thank you Comrade, I can tell the press the good news. Goodbye.”

“Da comrade, goodbye.” (Hangs up, chuckling to himself.)

A. Abbott

“Hello, you have reached the Sovi . . . . Russian Embassy, how may I help you?”

“Hello this is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.”

“Comrade Ardern! How may I help you?”

“Ummm do you have any spies I can expel?”

“Ha ha Comrade Ardern, you make joke! There are no spies here.”

“Oh that’s good to know, thank you Comrade, I can tell the press the good news. Goodbye.”

“Da comrade, goodbye.” (Hangs up, chuckling to himself.)

A. Abbott

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Ex Pat - 5 months ago
Don't ever get into a gun fight, you are clearly unarmed!

Bob Armstrong - 5 months ago
Thank you for your comment Mr Abbott (Help for Comrade Ardern): You have obviously hidden talent as script writer. Perhaps New Zealand should have joined in the mutual expulsion of diplomatic staff for appearance sake - does New Zealand actually have anyone in Moscow? But who is taking a realistic long view here, and just what will this great show of unity against the Russian behemoth actually achieve? Vladimir Putin forgiving and forgetting? Russia will continue being the kleptocracy it always has been throughout history, whatever the current political label: The security forces maintain their tight grip on the nation, as they always have. Perceived enemies will always be sought and assassinated, as they always have been. In a few weeks time most diplomatic staff will be back at their posts, gathering information about their host countries, as they have always done. Nothing will have changed.

Mary-Ann de Kort - 5 months ago
I'm actually waiting for the expulsion of USA diplomats over their blocking of a UN resolution condemning Israel for the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza clashes.
Russia has been subject to allegations of 'reds under the beds' for decades and I suspect that is because they aren't one of the 'club'.
They, like China, are a communist country but we seem to have accepted, and wilfully embraced, one country but not the other.
Evidence seems to be thin on the ground for a British poisoning and I can't see what actual harm they have done to us.

S. Collins, Australia - 5 months ago
It takes courage to do the right thing and NZ has to do what is right for NZ. We don't owe Britain anything.

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