Opinion

National's shadow Cabinet, a shadow of itself

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 Nov 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 11 Nov 2020
Judith Collins’s first reshuffle of her shadow Cabinet, just two days after being elected following Todd Muller’s sudden resignation, was an astute affair.Her second go announced today, after a terrible election defeat, perhaps not so much.The appointment of Shane Reti as deputy leader made a lot of sense, since Reti was one of the few National Party MPs to garner positive media coverage pre-election, although he proved unable to keep his Whangarei seat.After the Muller implosion Collins kept her enemies close - by elevating Muller-...

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