POLITICS IN 2020: One Monday afternoon in March

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 23 Dec 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 23 Dec 2020
It’s rare to be able to pinpoint the exact moment a government won or lost an election.But such a moment occurred this year, at about two o’clock on the afternoon of Monday, March 23.At that time, after a weekend of blistering behind-the-scenes argument, arm-twisting and high-stakes lobbying, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand would go into a Level 4 lockdown for four weeks.Up until the end of the previous week, the government’s rhetoric had all been about “flattening the curve” to keep the inciden...

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