We are facing an existential crisis with climate change while an economic collapse looms. Suicide rates soar, poverty isn’t abating and broken social infrastructure groans so what do the loudest voices in our fourth estate focus on?
The cost of the PM flying for her baby…
Grant Robertson defends Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s separate Nauru flight
Grant Robertson has defended the Prime Minister travelling separately to Nauru so that she can spend less time away from baby Neve.
Jacinda Ardern will attend this week’s Pacific Islands Forum but will not go for the full length of time because Neve is too young to get all the vaccinations she would need to enter the island.
The RNZAF VIP jet will fly back from Nauru to pick her up on Wednesday at a cost of about $100,000 to the taxpayer.
Of all the things to throw your toys out of the cot over, we are getting shitty about Jacinda spending money so that she can see her infant?
Is this is honestly the most pressing issue we have as a society to debate and EVEN if it was, which arsehole amongst us is honestly going to attack a parent for wanting to be near their baby?
For some this is the “I TOLD YOU SO” moment, the point where they are proven right that their inane bullshit claims a year ago that the PM couldn’t be pregnant and run the country has finally come home to roost.
To those folk, I say this, if you’ve honestly held onto that anger and are so desperate to rearticulate it by claiming an extra flight to a Pacific conference as your evidence that Jacinda is a silly mother blowing taxpayer dollars on her stupid baby, you might need to take some time out, visit some anger management classes and engage with why you hate women so much because it says far more about your emotional damage than providing political insight.
Honestly. This is becoming embarrassing now.