Jim Bolger comes good

Rachel ‘Kevlar’ Smalley interviewed Jim Bolger yesterday morning, clearly hoping that he would go all feral on National with his revision of history.

It didn’t pan out that way and shortly after he endorsed Bill English she hurriedly finished the interview by claiming she was out of time.

Jim Bolger is warning voters off making their vote based on personality.

The former Prime Minister said people shouldn’t be looking for the most exciting candidate as they cast their vote this week.

He told Rachel Smalley voters need to look at policies, and the big picture.

“Personality doesn’t feed your children or keep the rivers clean, personality doesn’t make the country safe, it requires sound leadership strong intellect and the right policies.”

Bolger believes urban politicians need to stop blaming farmers for all the world’s woes.

Hundreds of farmers gathered in Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s home town of Morrinsville yesterday over the party’s proposed tax on water.

Many of the protesters claim urban politicians are out of touch with rural communities.

Bolger told Rachel Smalley he’s worried about the growing urban-rural divide.

“If we think the rivers are not clean enough, we blame the farmers, if the sky is not clean, blame the farmers, I mean I think we’ve got to have a much more mature approach.”

Jim was spot on. Rachel Smalley didn’t get what she wanted.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.