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Jacinda Ardern is no longer “the darling of the progressive world”


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Matthew Lesh writes for The Telegraph

Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, has written for The Telegraph on the growing unpopularity of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. 

Reflecting on Ardern’s “fall from grace”, Matthew writes:

“No amount of positive global press coverage can disguise the lacklustre economic situation in New Zealand, the growing list of broken promises and mounting unpopularity at home.”

“The broader economic situation has combined with a sense that Ardern has over-promised and under-delivered.”

“In the end, standing ovations at international conferences will not make up for a loss of confidence at home.”

Read the full article here.



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