Rodney Hide - A compassionate death
- October 01, 2015
Rodney Hide on the death of Martin Hames:
I doubt my friend Martin Hames ever needed a decent pair of pyjamas. But 10 years ago, he went and bought himself a brand new pair.
Martin lived alone. He didn't own a TV. He didn't have a car. He was the shyest man I have ever met. I never knew him to have a girlfriend.
Martin worked with me in Parliament. He used to call me Boss even though I wasn't. It was his way of getting me to do things. He would say, "Focus on the big picture, Boss. Get stuck into government expenditure/apartheid/the-failing-school system." I almost always followed Martin's advice.