Bridges doesn't care who leads NZ First - coalition is out

By Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 03 Feb 2020


National Party leader Simon Bridges has doubled down on his rejection of any kind of political dealings with the New Zealand First party, saying a different leader would make no difference.He also claimed to have seen a "bump" in donations to the party since announcing yesterday that he was ruling out post-election talks with NZ First on coalition or a confidence and supply agreement to allow National to form a government after polling day on Sept. 19.Asked whether National might work with NZ First if its founder and leader, Winston Peters, wer...