ELECTION 2020: Bridges hammers trust, competence in economic pitch

By Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 17 Feb 2020


The National Party is better placed to steer the New Zealand economy through an uncertain international environment than a Labour-led government, leader Simon Bridges said today in a speech billed as unveiling his party's economic policy approach.Its primary message: that Labour is not a competent government and that New Zealand should be doing better than it has done in recent good times, while National has a track record of policy delivery.The speech was longer on rhetorical positioning than new policy detail, with Bridges continuing to promi...