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What got into Judith Collins?

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 25 Nov 2021

What got into Judith Collins?
Gone at lunchtime – did Judith Collins engineer her own demise? (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 25 Nov 2021
Journalists and commentators will produce thousands of words between now and the election of a new leader of the National party next Tuesday, so I’ll try and keep this brief.The only rational explanation for Judith Collins’s bizarre kamikaze mission today is that she thought she could take Simon Bridges down with her.Her support levels in a battery of new polls over the last fortnight were uniformly appalling. Despite the lack of a compelling alternative – or perhaps because Bridges was polling just as badly – it’s...

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