23 Oct 2014

The Panel with Ali Jones and Selwyn Manning (Part 2)

From The Panel, 4:36 pm on 23 October 2014

Topics - among ideas we have about ourselves is that we are simply voracious readers of books, from Wuthering Heights to Wind In The Willows. Well we may be, but probably not, if you read into the statistics. The UK publishes more books per capita than any other country, by a huge margin. 20 new titles are released every hour. Data from the International Publishers Association. Taiwan and Slovenia also publish a lot of books. The Wairarapa District Health Board has lodged a complaint about a new sign at a refurbished pub in Masterton. On the sign the words "Beer Up Masterton". The Health Board thinks that promotes irresponsible drinking. The Rotary Club is of the same view. Prime minister only when he wants to be. As we know, John Key when asked by Russel Norman yesterday about his relationship with Cameron Slater, said he had never phoned or texted the blogger in his capacity as Prime Minister. That has occasioned degrees of mirth and scorn in media today.

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