Jacinda Ardern interview on the Nation

An interview with Jacinda Ardern will be on Newshub Nation this morning. I think she has already left for a visit to the US and United nations, so I presume this is a pre-recorded interview.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to the United Nations, Lisa Owen sat down with to ask who holds the power in her Government and whether Labour will campaign with its current partners in the next election

I’ve got more important things to do this morning. I’ll post details of then interview later in the day.

“We need to be honest about the descriptors…” – yeah, right. Most political journalists pointedly still refer to it as a ‘Labour-led government’ but Ardern and Labour MPs go out of their way to avoud saying that.

“I’ve many many times called us the purest form of MMP government that we’ve ever had” – repeating nonsense doesn’t stop it from being ridiculous nonsense.

Lisa Owen: In your year as Prime Minister have you at any point misled the public?

Jacinda Ardern: “I certainly, ah, I certainly set out to never mislead the public. Wil I make mistakes? Yes, but never is that my intention.”

Lisa Owen: And you haven’t misled the public in your year in the top job.

Jacinda Ardern: “It is never my intention, ah you know, I’m never going to say I’m not fallible and make the odd mistake, but i never set out to mislead”.

Even if she never sets out to paint a less than fully open and transparent picture, she has been caught out not being fully open and transparent and she has not done a god job of rectifying mistakes if that’s what they are.


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  1. robertguyton

     /  22nd September 2018

    Power is shared, she’s the Prime Minister, yes, the three coalition partners will campaign together and easily win the next election.

    • sorethumb

       /  22nd September 2018

      Goly and Marama wont go down well with potential NZ First voters.

    • Winston won’t campaign alongside the other two – being seen as ‘kingmaker’ is how he gets votes.

  2. Zedd

     /  22nd September 2018

    Great interview from Jacinda.. even though Ms Owen was constantly trying to create a narrative that the Govt. is totally divided on every issue & about to crash & burn !

    At the end.. Jacinda just gave her trademark ‘broad confident smile’ (ha ha.. you didn’t beat me)

    “Go.. you good thing Jacinda !” 🙂

  3. I have added several video clips and comments.

  4. artcroft

     /  22nd September 2018

    The most useless PM we have ever had.

  5. Gezza

     /  22nd September 2018

    So, she finally admits misleading the public by not denying it.


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