Yesterday, I blogged about the British government's policy of deporting Sri Lankan Tamils to torture, and in passing mentioned the presence of Sri Lankan head of state Mahinda Rajapaksa at the jubilee celebrations in London. So, guess who Rajapaksa got to sit next to at the Queen's jubilee lunch?
Rajapaksa was seated on the table directly to the Queen's left with Babli Sharma, wife of the Commonwealth secretary general; the Namibian president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, and his wife; and New Zealand prime minister, John Key, and his wife.I wonder what they talked about? Did Key get any hot tips on how best to asphyxiate dissenters in plastic bags full of petrol? Or maybe whether it was better to hang them by the arms or the feet? Inquiring minds want to know.
A decent person would have refused to have anything to do with the head of a torture-state. But pretty obviously, Key is not a decent person. He's too obsessed with greasing up to the monarch to take a stand for kiwi values.