The prime minister’s staff will have diligently searched every nook and cranny of the office, but cannot find any documentation, it seems, to “disprove the theory that Mr John Key is in fact a David Icke style shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement”.
A request under the Official Information Act from Shane Warbrooke has been answered by John Key’s chief of staff, who explains in a letter that the proposition – alluding to the fruity conspiracy theories of British former footballer David Icke – can apparently not be contradicted by any documentation.
“I can confirm that no official information specific to your request has been identified,” writes Wayne Eagleson.
All of which, depending on your mood, is a jolly diversion or an abuse of an essential democratic process. Or, perhaps, both.