There is a controversy
going on in New Zealand on budget cuts to the Early Childhood Education program (ECE) which could result in a decrease of teaching staff and a raise in fees paid by parents.
Prime Minister John Key was answering questions from reporters at a press conference
on the subject last week. When a reporter asked if he would be happy to send his own children to a drastically reduced ECE he replied:
I think if I sent my 15-year-old or 17-year-old to early childhood education at the moment, they'd have a meltdown.
But what if wife Bronagh had another child?
Rebutted the reporter.
I'd be extremely worried because I've had a vasectomy
The reporters, stunned, went suddenly silent for a brief moment. Soon, they recovered from the unexpected overflow of personal information and when Key said: Any other questions? a reported softly asked:
Did it hurt?
Not overly, actually. All I can say is that it has been highly successful. But anyway, we won't get into that either.
The openness of the Primer Minister about his successful snipping has made headlines in international media