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I note with interest John Armstrong’s article here how in recent months the gloss has well and truly come off Jacinda Ardern … a cutting comment … ‘She’s been swamped by the backwash from her mishandling of matters mundane with her legacy at risk of being a long list of monuments to failure’.   

A peripheral straw to the wind.   At a charity auction twelve months ago a day out fishing with the PM’s partner sold for over $20,000.   Repeated recently it struggled to reach $4k. 

And then two days ago the ANZ Business Outlook here headlined ‘Nothing good to say about it’ with business confidence falling another 8% to -52% with a majority of respondents reporting that they expect general business conditions to deteriorate in the next twelve months, the lowest since April 2008.   Allied with that employment intentions fell 3 points with a net 9% of firms intending to reduce staff, the lowest since mid-2009.

Finally there is WRP.   Originally off  work recuperating for a week.   Now extended into a second week with him missing the tangi of Peter Parone, the highly regarded ex NZ First MP (that he shafted).   Is this a developing story?     

Written by The Veteran

August 30, 2019 at 11:40 pm

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