Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse posted on Facebook:
Plenty of Q&A from attendees at the annual NZ Association of Migration and Investment conference today.
He got several responses, one of which was:
Mark Lambert Here’s a question n answer in one, when are we going to get tough n say no more immigrants? And if yr answer is why then you need to go to specsavers, then remove yr self from my page ….
To which he replied:
Michael Woodhouse MP I think you’ll find you’re on my page you redneck.
Several others responded, most of whom had realised what the first commenter hadn’t – he’s in the UK and the Minister is a New Zealand MP.
The commenter’s last comment included several expletives and the hope he’d meet the Minister one day to which he got this response: unlikely, NZ has a strict no dickheads rule.
It isn’t Ministerial language but sometimes giving in to the temptation to respond in that way is understandable.