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Jacinda Ardern was the queen of coercive kindness

21 January 2023

9:43 PM

21 January 2023

9:43 PM

Jacinda Ardern has resigned as Prime Minister of New Zealand. After a period of reflection over the summer break, she concluded that she no longer had ‘enough left in the tank’ to do the job justice.

Fakery wasn’t the problem with Ardern. Sincerity was

Cynics claim she is jumping ship before the electoral defeat that opinion polls suggest she and her Labour party will suffer in October’s general election.

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