English versus Ardern

The first leaders’ debate between Bill English and Jacinda Ardern will be on TVNZ1 at 7.00 pm tonight (31 August 2017).

This will be a big test for both of them.

Radio NZ has done profile interviews with both of them.

Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern – Labour Party

21 Aug 2017

Leader profiles – Jacinda Ardern has had an exponential rise through the ranks of the Labour Party, and just weeks out from this year’s election took over the party’s leadership. Read more

 

National Party leader Bill English

Bill English – National Party

21 Aug 2017

This is Bill English’s second election as leader of the National Party, but his first as incumbent Prime Minister. Read more VIDEO

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10 Comments

  1. PDB

     /  August 31, 2017

    Should be interesting……………will Ardern be pushed into explaining why a tax working group wasn’t put into action before the election, rather than after the election, considering it has been Labour party policy to form one for some years now?

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    • Gezza

       /  August 31, 2017

      Ma’s ❤️ on the blower in me ear at the moment 😬.

      She says “they’re all not gonna pay for all these things bloody nonsense”. 😠

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    • Blazer

       /  August 31, 2017

      Previous non partisan working groups have all made recommendations regarding the tax system.National ignores expert advice on a regular ..basis.

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      • Gezza

         /  August 31, 2017

        I think the point of the objections is valid though. This means nobody knows what taxes, especially extra taxes, they might be paying for Labour’s promised or future largesse with our money once they became the government. It’s disingenuous of Robertson to blithely claim at least they’re being upfront about this being their policy when some of the target audience they’re pitching at is not likely to be having to dig into their own pockets.

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    • Wiremu

       /  August 31, 2017

      Jacinda was very positive,articulate&
      knowlegeable.
      For a newbie leader,
      she was Bill’s equal.
      She will make an excellent PM

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  2. David

     /  August 31, 2017

    I listened to her with Hosking,s this morning and I think Bill is in big trouble, I am somewhat depressed. She is quite articulate

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    • PDB

       /  August 31, 2017

      Should be interesting to see how she goes – Hosking asking what she would wear to the debate is light years from the questions she will need to answer during the debate.

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    • Gezza

       /  August 31, 2017

      Yep. That’s what ma said on the blower as well:

      “She’s got a degree in communications, and it shows – and anyway I don’t like that Bill English. I had to pay more for dad’s care because of him!”

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