PATTRICK SMELLIE: Time for some Prime Ministerial authority

By Pattrick Smellie | Mon, 17 Feb 2020


Round and round went the Press Gallery’s questions to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this afternoon.They asked whether her Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters’s, actions in boasting of photographs showing journalists and their sources was ethical or appropriate.Other than to criticise the blog where the photos appeared, she wouldn’t be drawn.It was a “matter for another political party”, not for the government or party that she leads.She was not going to be “judge and jury”.The matter was not discussed at the weekly Cabinet meeting, she said,...