To step down by 7th February 2023. This is an election year guess she didn’t want to try and go for another 3 years so wanted to step down to give someone else the chance to step up and enough time to run a campaign.
Breaking News: NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Aderns resigns
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 22, 2023 6:03 PM|
I like her. She’s too good for the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 18, 2023 11:20 PM|
Translation- she was going to get clobbered in reelection bid and is saving her face !
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 18, 2023 11:22 PM|
This frau annoys.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 18, 2023 11:25 PM|
I call for direct rule by the monarch of New Zealand!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 19, 2023 12:30 AM|
[quote] Translation- she was going to get clobbered in reelection bid and is saving her face
Ms Ardern faced unrelenting criticism for implementing some of the harshest Covid restriction in the world including lockdowns where 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛'𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑏𝑢𝑦 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝑤𝑜-𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒.
But she denied the constant attacks, which continued last year as the economy faltered and cost of living rose, played a role in her decision.
Surprised the tinpot dictator isn't trying to fight it through
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 19, 2023 12:32 AM|
She saved a lot of lives in NZ. That matters most.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 19, 2023 1:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 19, 2023 1:18 AM|
She's fantastic. I wish she'd come run for something here.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 19, 2023 1:18 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 19, 2023 1:27 AM|
How, r7? By implementing stringent safety measures to keep Covid the fuck away from New Zealanders as much as humanly possible.
You're one of those retarded MAGATs, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 19, 2023 1:30 AM|
R10 Yes she is.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 19, 2023 2:01 AM|
Her hair looks dirty and unsafe.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 19, 2023 2:06 AM|
She seems like a really nice person.
Stephen Colbert is besotted with her.
She kept her people safe during the pandemic. That’s what is important.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 19, 2023 2:13 AM|
It seems like NZ has many serious problems and she needed a break.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 19, 2023 2:21 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 19, 2023 2:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 19, 2023 2:33 AM|
cc: Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 19, 2023 3:25 AM|
Their loss. She was a fine leader
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 19, 2023 3:41 AM|
Dignified to the last.
The world could do with more politicians and holders of high office like her.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 19, 2023 3:45 AM|
I liked her.
[quote]Ms Ardern faced unrelenting criticism for implementing some of the harshest Covid restriction in the world including lockdowns where 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛'𝑡 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑏𝑢𝑦 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝑤𝑜-𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒.
There are 5.123 million people in New Zealand.
There have only been 2,437 recorded deaths from COVID.
It's hard to argue that she didn't do the right thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 19, 2023 3:46 AM|
Oh God, R11, it's fucking Poo Shoes isn't it?
She's a fucking retarded cunt and MURIEL should have banned her years and years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 19, 2023 3:46 AM|
R11 are you a New Zealander?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 19, 2023 4:34 AM|
Another WEF "young leader" bites the dust. Good riddance to this cretin.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 19, 2023 4:58 AM|
She makes women look weak. You don’t just cut and run. She shouldn’t have sought power if she couldn’t handle it. What a baby.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 19, 2023 5:13 AM|
[quote] Stephen Colbert is besotted with her.
Who gives a fuck about Stephen Colbert? How random. That’s not a notable endorsement.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 19, 2023 5:14 AM|
[quote] It's hard to argue that she didn't do the right thing.
You have no idea how many deaths there would have been had she not. We simply don’t know.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 19, 2023 5:15 AM|
Her poll numbers are in the toilet.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 19, 2023 5:16 AM|
She looks like Karen Carpenter.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 19, 2023 5:20 AM|
Why is everyone assuming her poll numbers are tumbling because of her covid response? Aside from a few conspiratards, no-one here gives a shit about that anymore. That's old news.
What we care about is the lack of talent in her cabinet, the fumbling incompetence in policy, the poor decisions, the increasing costs of living, the supermarket monopolies that should've been broken up, the wage freezes for front-line workers during a cost of living crisis, bringing in record amounts of immigration during a housing/infrastructure crisis, putting through policy with hidden amendments/agendas, the seeming hold the Maori Labour caucus has over the Labour Party (giving unelected Maori tribes power over NZ's water supply), just general lack of ideas when they held a majority and could've done anything.
Now, a lot of this is decades worth of failures from governments on both sides. However, instead of at least trying to steer the Titanic to another course, Jacinda elected to get the crew to hold candles over the side in the hope that the iceberg melts. After next election we'll have a ruling party that gleefully harpoons whales and throws shit (and the working class) over the side.
I voted Labour, and what a waste of time. The main failure is that so much could've been achieved, as she had such popularity.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 19, 2023 7:21 AM|
Oz here R29. We were very shocked today as we like her a lot. (Except for the Murdoch nasties of course).
We especially loved how she hated Morrison! But then, who didn't...
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 19, 2023 7:50 AM|
R29, what do you think of Adern's potential replacement, Maori lesbian Kiri Allan?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 19, 2023 9:27 AM|
[quote]Who gives a fuck about Stephen Colbert? How random.
DL is the epitome of random.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 19, 2023 9:48 AM|
[quote] Harshest Restriction.
She is trying to do what the US failed to do a century ago.
A century ago the US placed a Total Prohibition on alcohol.
She has decreed a Total Prohibition on tobacco.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 19, 2023 9:49 AM|
My friend is a journalist who interviews them all. She said Kiri is an idiot, though not as stupid as Marama Davidson who has a room temperature IQ. Seriously dumb.
She also said (just as an aside) Judith Collins had a surprisingly good sense of humour (and she loathes the National Party).
r30, Jacinda is/seems like a lovely empathetic person. But imagine a kind aunt who suddenly won the lottery and starts giving her money away to anyone with a sob story and their hand out. Very very naive. Incapable of making any hard calls or fundamental and necessary changes to things like tax structure, housing taxes, or breaking the ever-present monopolies that rule this country.
I think that's one of the problems with champagne socialists with no life experience. They've never dealt with actual real life proper dodgy cunts. Chloe Swarbrick is another one. Straight from private school to university to internship/business that was bought for her.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 19, 2023 9:52 AM|
Indian-origin Priyanca Radhakrishnan is likely to be succeed Jacinta.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 19, 2023 10:03 AM|
[quote] Why is everyone assuming her poll numbers are tumbling because of her covid response?
Because people’s finances haven’t recovered. That’s why.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 19, 2023 10:41 AM|
[quote] Historically, the Green Party had two co-leaders, one male and one female. In May 2022, Green Party members voted to change the co-leadership model, now requiring one female leader and one leader of any gender, and that one leader must be Māori.
Identity politics destroys everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 19, 2023 10:44 AM|
[quote] Jacinda Aderns
The older version of Greta Thunberg.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 19, 2023 11:03 AM|
The fecal odor of self-hating potato face Matt-fatso is strong in this thread. Half the posts, and all the negative ones, are her. Then she uses her vpn to WW herself.
Matt-fatso wants NZ, which has had 2,500 covid deaths, to be more like America, which has has 1,110,000 covid deaths. So our death rate (adjusted for inflation) has been SEVEN TIMES HIGHER than NZ’s.
But all Matt-fatso is capable of grasping is Fox News lies, so he sees her as bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 19, 2023 11:27 AM|
adjusted for population size ^^^
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 19, 2023 11:28 AM|
Why do Americans always try to make everything about them?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 19, 2023 11:30 AM|
I’ve been told in the media she’s this wonderful politician who’s been beatified and is in her way to sainthood, but I don’t really know NZ politics. I don’t give a shit what anyone in this thread has to say unless they’re a Kiwi. Please identify yourselves in comments, so I know who to listen to.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 19, 2023 12:13 PM|
Hearing from the Kiwis is quite the eye-opener. We never heard all that dirt back in the States.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 19, 2023 12:17 PM|
[quote]I don’t give a shit what anyone in this thread has to say unless they’re a Kiwi.
Let us know when your narcissist moment is over please. This is a forum primarily visited by Americans but with people from all over the world. You want to hear only from “kiwis?” Go join a gay kiwi forum. Bye!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 19, 2023 12:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 19, 2023 12:57 PM|
Americans on DL should take the opportunity to ask Kiwis about New Zealand politics, not pontificate on a topic they know little about.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 19, 2023 4:13 PM|
[quote] What we care about is the lack of talent in her cabinet, the fumbling incompetence in policy, the poor decisions, the increasing costs of living, the supermarket monopolies that should've been broken up, the wage freezes for front-line workers during a cost of living crisis, bringing in record amounts of immigration during a housing/infrastructure crisis, putting through policy with hidden amendments/agendas, the seeming hold the Maori Labour caucus has over the Labour Party (giving unelected Maori tribes power over NZ's water supply), just general lack of ideas when they held a majority and could've done anything.
Nonsense. People love us for that sort of stuff
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 19, 2023 4:30 PM|
I only mentioned Colbert because he was the one that kept having her on his show. He’s the reason many know who the fuck she is.
I had no clue.
She has been on the show a few times, hence people saw how likable she was.
Fuck off, R25.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 19, 2023 4:39 PM|
It's a very millennial thing, I think. She's not that interested in the power. She wants to have a simpler life. She's probably set financially. She wants to take a break. She's been there and done that. Move on.
I've friends in NZ how like her a lot, but then they always vote Labour.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 19, 2023 4:50 PM|
So this has effectively handed the opposition party the keys to the kingdom come election time in October. Sad thing is, the party leader is an evangelical Christian with some odd conservative ideas.
Someone above mentioned Kiri Allen. I had thought she’d make a fine choice as leader some day but maybe for now would make a good deputy.
Jacinda’s replacement will likely be Chris Hipkins as he still has a lot of remaining good will from the public and is very talented. Stuart Nash is also a contender and he’s a bit of a daddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||January 19, 2023 6:35 PM|
Hee haw, hee haw! Front end of the pantomine horse is gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 19, 2023 6:37 PM|
Her, Thunberg, Trudeau are all of a type= virtue signallers to the peanut gallery. It works.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||January 19, 2023 6:41 PM|
[quote] She’s this wonderful politician who’s been beatified and is on her way to sainthood,
R42 Lots of sentimental fraus think she's the new Mother Teresa.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 19, 2023 7:03 PM|
Hug a Muslim, play to the left.
Funnily enough, she has the perfect face for a hijab.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 19, 2023 7:15 PM|
[quote] she has the perfect face for a hijab
It's scary how her face got so bony over five years.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 19, 2023 7:28 PM|
Well r29 at least you don't have to worry about guns and mass shootings every five minutes.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 19, 2023 7:31 PM|
[quote]She has decreed a Total Prohibition on tobacco.
They'll all be the size of whales in NZ soon, then.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 19, 2023 7:32 PM|
How can Total Prohibition succeed in NZ while it failed in the US?
It has a big sub-class of criminal gangs (many of whom operate in Australia).
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 19, 2023 7:41 PM|
She'll be off to the U.N. NZ is fucked. The cost of living is out of control, gangs are out of control, housing prices are out of control....but we had low Covid death numbers....
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 19, 2023 10:06 PM|
[quote]You have no idea how many deaths there would have been had she not. We simply don’t know.
Yes, I'm sure by some miracle NZ with no precautions would have done better than the rest of the fucking world.
This isn't Fox News, buddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 20, 2023 1:06 AM|
Better than Sweden?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 20, 2023 1:33 AM|
OP, Jacinda Ardern.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 20, 2023 1:51 AM|
Never trust a Mormon raised by a really bad cop. Not crooked, just inefficient and weak.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 20, 2023 2:01 AM|
Anyone that wants to be a politician should be disqualified. Another way to pick leaders is needed besides voting. It isn’t working.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 20, 2023 2:23 AM|
This first person is not the late NZ PM.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 20, 2023 6:36 AM|
The tobacco thing isn't a big deal to be honest. No-one here really smokes anyway at $40 a packet.
Vaping is very very popular and is not going to be restricted.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 20, 2023 6:52 AM|
Good riddance. She almost single-handedly ruined the NZ economy.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 20, 2023 7:19 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||January 20, 2023 10:16 AM|
People may not realize this but that is actually very rare in politics. People rarely want to step down when they have power and typically have to be made to. It reads to me that Ardern is one of the good ones. It's mostly the wrong people who want power.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 20, 2023 10:22 AM|
It reads that her party is going to lose the forthcoming elections, r69. You can bet she wouldn't have stood down if Labour were doing well in the polls. Forcing her party to pick a new leader at this particular moment, who will not have had the chance to develop a policy platform and so will go into the elections with outdated policies that don't reflect the new leadership, reads as rather selfish to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 20, 2023 10:55 AM|
She's a cretin. Good riddance.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||January 20, 2023 1:24 PM|
R66 Yes, they are banning smoking. Read the news.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 20, 2023 4:38 PM|
R70 Labour loves big personality leaders, (Lange, Clarke, kinda Adern), but they invariably have a tantrum and quit unexpectedly, there is never an obvious candidate to fill the void. Mainly because they always have little depth in their cabinet, and this time it is especially obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 20, 2023 4:41 PM|
r34, who are all those people? And does National Party mean race purity and neofascism, or something else in New Zealand?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 20, 2023 4:50 PM|
R74 National are the boogey men of NZ politics, but mainly just more fiscally cunty. The government has borrowed so much over the last two years we actually need some responsibility.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 20, 2023 5:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||January 20, 2023 5:25 PM|
[quote] People rarely want to step down when they have power
They do want to step down if they know a major scandal will be uncovered.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||January 20, 2023 9:48 PM|
[quote] reads as rather selfish to me.
Saint Jacinda departs to her new job at the WEF.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||January 20, 2023 9:51 PM|
The replacement looks like Billy Bunter.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||January 21, 2023 12:03 AM|
R79 Ron Weasley.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||January 21, 2023 12:53 AM|
Klangranny bait post.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||January 21, 2023 2:18 AM|
Jacinda is not an upscale name.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||January 21, 2023 2:24 AM|
Her replacement as PM is a man named (checks notes) "Chippy" Hipkins.
Can we just all appreciate for a moment that global diplomacy for the foreseeable future will involve serious utterance of the phrase "Prime Minister Chippy Hipkins?"
|by Anonymous||reply 83||January 21, 2023 1:31 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 84||January 21, 2023 1:32 PM|
Hipkins is how NZ people pronounce Hopkins.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||January 21, 2023 2:01 PM|
Nobody else will get that but I do R85. Nice work.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||January 21, 2023 2:04 PM|
[quote] She makes women look weak. You don’t just cut and run.
Au contraire—only a dead fish swims downstream! Or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||January 21, 2023 2:07 PM|
If I hear one more twat whine about this deranged-and-ambitious woman's "burnout," I'm going to order a focused attack.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||January 21, 2023 2:12 PM|
You’re terrible Muriel!
|by Anonymous||reply 89||January 21, 2023 2:35 PM|
Some ugly stats here—
|by Anonymous||reply 90||January 21, 2023 9:11 PM|
R67 The entire global economy went to shit in the last three years you nitwit.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||January 22, 2023 3:51 AM|
R91 Hmm, but not every country have borrowed billion of dollars, and left us up to our necks in debt.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||January 22, 2023 4:13 AM|
What a load of horseshit R90.
Guy Hatchard is the face of the anti-vaxxer movement in New Zealand. He has an exe to grind and 99% of his claims are made up with no proof whatsoever. He exists on Facebook mostly. And we all know what that means.
The overwhelming majority of New Zealanders are very happy with the way the New Zealand government handled the pandemic. They looked at what was going on in the USA and decided they didn't want that.
Labor will be re-elected and form another coalition government in 2023 with a new Prime Minister. As will Australian Labor and Albanese in 2025.
Must really suck that everybody hates you anti-vaxxers so much aye. Nobody takes you seriously because you are all insane cult members.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||January 22, 2023 4:26 AM|
R93 Win the election? Bless.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||January 22, 2023 4:32 AM|
Yes, yes R94. That's what you said about the 2022 Victorian state election too...
But you just keep on losing.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||January 22, 2023 4:36 AM|
What the fuck does Australian politics have to do with this? Who even is in charge of Voctoria?
|by Anonymous||reply 96||January 22, 2023 5:41 AM|
LOL R96. Your innocent act is very tatty.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||January 22, 2023 5:56 AM|
What were opinion polls saying prior to the 2022 Victorian state election, r95?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||January 22, 2023 8:07 AM|
I’m sorry…she was always a virtue signaling cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||January 22, 2023 8:54 AM|
Was she your Prime Minister R99?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||January 22, 2023 9:25 AM|
We were lucky to have her, and she leaves at the right time. I appreciate the Maori voice that is currently in our politics, and in making that statement I expect vitriolic replies. Such replies are made by a vocal minority. That statement will incense them further. The majority of people here (NZ) are not idiots. They knew inflation would follow the flood of money into the economy as part of the response to covid. They know this will take time and some hardship to correct. They are aware of how growing economic inequality has reduced their circumstances, and will be looking for policies that tackle this. Whoever presents these policies will most likely win the upcoming election. Those above that complian strike me as the types that can never be told what to do. How dare any government actually govern if they do not first please them! They need not be wealthy, but they will have an over-inflated notion of their own abilities. There, I said it.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||January 22, 2023 10:40 AM|
[quote] He has an exe to grind
Haha, spoken like a true kiwi.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||January 22, 2023 12:51 PM|
R98, the media started out with the belief the Andrews Government would be swept from office, but the longer the campaign went on the more the polls turned in their favour. In the end most of the polls were correct about the size of Labor's primary vote, though its distribution was also an important factor in their losing hardly any seats.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||January 22, 2023 1:12 PM|
Jacinda can't be feeling too good about her party's prospects under her, r103, which is why she's bowing out.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||January 22, 2023 2:19 PM|
The Labour party has been captured by the maori caucus, who are riding rough shot over weak, untalented fuckwits. If the gangs our of control didn't destroy their chances, 3 Waters, pronouns on Government letters and the insane Covid response has.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||January 22, 2023 3:19 PM|
Hacienda’s collapse is complete. She will never again be premier.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||January 22, 2023 5:43 PM|
She looks like she could eat an apple through a chainlink fence. Talk about a toothsome woman 😬
|by Anonymous||reply 107||January 22, 2023 5:53 PM|
R90 gets it.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||January 22, 2023 6:03 PM|