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Foot in Mouth award – another former ACT MP plumbs new depths of dumbness


Foot In Mouth Award


This Award is for a comment has has to be heard to be believed. It must rank as truly one of the dumbest things a politician (or former politician, in this case) has ever uttered in the entire million-year long history of Homo Sapiens.

The Award goes to former ACT MP, Heather Roy, for stating – with a straight face and without a hint of irony;


"Nuclear war is not the end of the world."

“Nuclear war is not the end of the world.”Heather Roy, Q+A Panel, 22 May 2016


I kid you not.

Check it out for yourself on TVNZ’s website, here. The relevant comment is at 6.04;

“Nuclear war is not the end of the world.”

And Righties call us the “looney left”?!

I guess in a way, Ms Roy is correct; “Nuclear war is not the end of the world” – if you’re a cockroach. It’s more like an opportunity.

An opportunity to snack on 7.5 billion human charred corpses amidst the ruins of what was once a civilisation on planet Earth.

Absolutely. Barking. Mad.





TVNZ: Q+A – War between west and Russia inevitable – Panel (7:40)

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This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 24 May 2015.



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  1. Mooloomagic
    28 May 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I was totally gobsmacked by Roy’s assertion that if NATO used tactical nuclear warheads in the event of war with Russia would not lead to a nuclear holocaust. Roy displayed a a weird desire for war in Europe. Clearly she is unbalanced and should not be invited back. Just another silly Right wing nut job who has no understanding the devastation and death caused by War

  2. Deb K
    28 May 2016 at 1:35 pm

    ACT are madder than cut snakes (to use an Australian idiom). I am sure they believe that NZ will somehow be safe.

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