Mil­i­tary money

Sunday Star-Times - - FOCUS -

If a whole $10,000 spent on en­ter­tain­ing over­seas mil­i­tary top brass is the most news­wor­thy event in New Zealand and around the world to have come to your at­ten­tion in the pre­vi­ous seven days (‘‘Top brass travel in class’’, May 27), it is good to know that peace has bro­ken out all over the world, no one is hun­gry, all the cows are healthy, there’s no refugee cri­sis, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump shot him­self in the foot yet again and there was no ref­er­en­dum in Ire­land.

Of course the list of events which you don’t think are news­wor­thy could be much longer.

One as­pect of this thrilling story is the pos­si­bil­ity this was a re­turn of equiv­a­lent hos­pi­tal­ity shown to this per­son dur­ing his ca­reer.

Maybe it is my fault for not re­al­is­ing that the New Zealand econ­omy is in such dire straits that this ex­pen­di­ture has trig­gered off a ma­jor de­pres­sion.

El­iz­a­beth Urry, Devon­port

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