jacinda ardern

How the National party toppled Labour in New Zealand

14 October 2023 10:42 pm

Just three years on from Jacinda Ardern’s phenomenal outright victory, New Zealand’s Labour government has collapsed, slumping to half its…

Jacinda Ardern was the queen of coercive kindness

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…

The shine comes off Saint Jacinda's halo

15 August 2022 7:09 pm

Cast your mind back to 2020. Back then, in the dark days of Covid, a ray of light was apparently…

In Fortress New Zealand, faith in Saint Jacinda is starting to fade

29 January 2022 9:00 am

Faith in ‘Saint Jacinda’ is starting to fade

Saint Jacinda's war on fags

10 December 2021 1:20 am

It is a curious irony that the West’s leading progressive icon is probably the most authoritarian leader in the free world…

Saint Jacinda backs a two-tier society

25 October 2021 10:50 pm

For many so-called liberals, Jacinda Ardern seemed to be the perfect premier. Warm, empathetic, progressive, above all – moderate –…

New Zealand’s worrying battle over transgender rights

4 July 2021 11:00 am

Last year, the equalities minister Liz Truss set aside laws which would have allowed people to self-identity as the legal…

Has the shine come off Saint Jacinda?

20 April 2021 7:47 pm

For a short time it seemed as if Jacinda Ardern, the popular premier of New Zealand, could do no wrong…

The myth of Saint Jacinda

6 February 2021 7:00 pm

Every time I read another excitable media article about New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern, I am reminded of an…