Barbecue at Phil’s place

By Chris Trotter In Politics

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28th January, 2012
"Now you must remember: Phil’s still getting over a pretty devastating loss.” Adam and Penny were still only halfway up the steep driveway leading to the isolated eyrie into which Phil had disappeared several years before. The shingle drive was shaded by tall ponga and manuka bushes and the air throbbed with the unceasing rasp of cicadas, punctuated occasionally by the bright rattle-and-shine of a tui. “But you told me Labour had been crook for the past three years,” said Penny, pausing to straighten her back. “Yeah, I know,” Adam replied, “but when something that means so ...

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