In case you don't follow these things, New Zealand lost the Rugby World Cup quarter-final to France on Saturday. You don't think that's very important, do you? No, of course, you don't. I bet you're also a climate-change denier. Well, be prepared for a consciousness-lift courtesy of the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Winston Peters.
It would have been a big lift for our country psychologically [winning the World Cup] and a big lift economically as well. When people feel better, they produce more, they work harder, they just are happier. They don't beat up their children and their wives - so you know it's a tragedy.