Is PM Ardern our Winston Churchill?

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Image Robert Kitchin/Stuff

Popular British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill was ousted after steering his country to a victory in World War II – because his people were sick of war.

Will the same thing happen to NZ PM Jacinda Ardern because we’re sick of the pandemic? It might. There’s no guarantee Ardern’s high rating overseas as a leader who really cares for her country’s aged and vulnerable will be rewarded by their votes when Kiwis go to the polls next year.

But who knows? There are a lot of Covid politics to go before then.

Jim Tucker’s opinion, Stuff/Taranaki Daily News, March 19, 2022: https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/opinion/300542270/the-role-gratitude-could-play-in-the-2023-general-election

About Jim Tucker

Supposed to be retired, after quitting journalism teaching in 2013 (after 25 years, preceded by 22 years as a newspaper journalist and editor), but find myself busier than ever with various book projects, advising law firms, and writing articles for magazines like North & South and Live.
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