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PATTRICK SMELLIE: Team Muller sets out, with the emphasis on team

Fri, 22 May 2020

Fri, 22 May 2020
Expect to hear this line a lot in the next four months: Jacinda Ardern's government has two or three competent performers , but another "17 empty chairs" around the Cabinet table. Newly minted National Party leader Todd Muller used that line a couple of times, flanked by an interesting line-up of the National team he will take to the election on Sept. 19. To his right was alleged Simon Bridges loyalist Paul Goldsmith, who must be counted lucky to be confirmed as the party's finance spokesman. Muller had been mulling a replacement. T...

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