Distinct lack of achievement in first 100 days, quick announce pregnancy

We now know why Jacinda Ardern finally announced her pregnancy…well there are a couple of reasons.

Firstly to cover up the failure of their tree planting policy, and secondly because the end of their first 100 days approaches with sweet eff all done.

They needed a weapon of mass distraction:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was met with hugs and congratulations from her colleagues over her pregnancy news announced on Friday, as she arrived at the meeting in Martinborough.

The caucus is the first time the MPs would have gathered this year and Ms Ardern said there were still several policies she wanted to put in place as part of the government’s first 100 days plan.

“The remaining items include the inquiry into abuse in state care – we’re expecting Cabinet papers to come through to finalise that work – the mental health inquiry, legislation around employment law, and my child poverty bill,” Ms Ardern said.

She said the government was working on a plan for the 200 days in office after that.

“Turning what was an 100-day plan now into a 300-day plan.”   

See, told you she isn’t going to hang around..she’s putting her mark on 300 days only.

Ms Ardern said she was already receiving plenty of advice from Labour MPs on her pregnancy and bringing up the child. She joked that she was planning to set up a babysitting roster for her colleagues.

I hope Jim Anderton didn’t share his advice on child rearing before croaking.

The Prime Minister also signalled that she was planning to donate some of her maternity leave money to Plunket.

“It will be a donation that hopefully reflects that I am in a special set of circumstances,” Ms Ardern said.

Maternity leave money? She’s getting extra on top of her half million dollar salary? Is maternity leave written into Parliamentary salaries?

Sounds like bullshit to me.

I checked the law regarding parliamentary salaries and there is no provision for maternity leave money.

So she’s just offered Plunket precisely nothing. Typical of a virtue signalling socialist spending other people’s money.


-Radio NZ


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