Government minister Gerry Brownlee has apologised for disparaging remarks about Finland, when he described Finns as uneducated, unemployed murderers who don’t respect women.
The storm started over comments Mr Brownlee made in Parliament last week in response to Labour leader David Shearer’s speech calling for New Zealand to follow in Finland’s footsteps.
Finnish media picked up the story and said Mr Brownlee caused embarrassment to their country, while a Facebook page has also been set up calling for him to travel to Finland to “learn some facts”.
So the cunning Finns have gotten their own back
Tuomas Enbuske, a Finnish radio and TV presenter and journalist, had this to say