2019 – when Ardern dished up bangers to Colbert and mash to NZ voters

Two fellow bloggers have referenced an article in Britain’s The Guardian,  by Wellington-based political commentator and analyst Bryce Edwards, which critically examines the PM’s performance last year.

Political performance, not TV performance.

The article was headed New Zealand’s year of style over substance.

Edwards noted that the year just passed was supposed to be the Ardern government’s “Year of Delivery”

“ … or so Ardern declared to the press at the beginning of 2019. It was a neat line, because 2018 had been the ‘year of the working group’ in which little reform was carried out, on the promise that the experts would hand the government some major new policies to implement. Continue reading “2019 – when Ardern dished up bangers to Colbert and mash to NZ voters”