It’s the B Team on Breakfast this morning which doesn’t include John Campbell so I don’t bother watching it because it’s like a private school glee club without him so I flick over to the AM Show who are running a line that there is a spill aimed at Simon Bridges leadership…
The AM Show understands that rumours are swirling about a leadership coup, with a potential challenge from MP Mark Mitchell and deputy National Party leader Paula Bennett. That follows a flood of negative comments aimed at Bridges’ response to the Government’s decision to leave lockdown next Monday.
…the fall out from Simon’s Facebook post was a terrible blunder. He utterly misjudged that New Zealander’s saw their shared sacrifice as something that should be celebrated, not belittled. We wanted to be told we had done a great job abiding by the rules, instead Simon diminished that shared experience.
The resulting backlash was entirely predictable and it’s same the reason why the Death Cult Capitalists aren’t making any headway. They just don’t ‘get’ that the vast majority of Kiwis understood and accepted their obligations as citizens during a pandemic.
Bridges blunder could be forgivable by the Right, after all they don’t give two shits about the weakest and most vulnerable amongst us and want the slaves back to work but it’s Farrar’s internal polling that shows an enormous slump in National’s vote with a large split now going to ACT that terrifies National.
With National polling internally at such low numbers, lots of the current crop of MPs would no longer be in Parliament.
Self interest drives National MPs like nothing else, so the next public poll due shortly will be the decider as to whether or not there is a move against Simon.
If the TVNZ and TV3 Polls reflect the internal polling, Simon will be gone before Breakfast.
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