She really has no idea, does she?

Check out this tosh from Audrey Young who is now drinking Kool-Aid from Jacinda’s baby’s plastic sippy cup. I’ll leave all the typos and errors in so you can see how bad this is (marked up in red): Quote:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has set out in a formal letter the duties to be performed by Winston Peters as Acting Prime Minister when she takes six weeks off to have her baby.

Her due date is June 17 and she is scheduled to take six weeks off, but she said she would still be receiving cabinet and cabinet committee papers. End quote.

She really has no idea, does she? Does she think she will have plenty of time to put her feet up and have a read of cabinet papers? Quote:

Peters, the Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader, appeared with Ardern at her post cabinet press conference today, and he will run them when she is away.

Ardern and Peters disputed a Newshub suggestion that the letter was a good-behaviour contract.

Peters: “Can I just say the Prime Minister and I crafted this letter…any anyone that says otherwise, to use Geoffrey Palmer’s favoured phrase, is spreading rumour with malice.”

Ardern: “This is a letter that simply sets out our usual operational day-to-day way of working anyway.

“The Deputy Prime Minister and myself contact each other frequently when we are no here in Wellington as well. In many ways, it will be as per usual but simply our roles will reverse for a time.”

Ardern said she had set out the duties in writing because there had been some public interest in the leave period. It reflected what was already in the cabinet manual.

“As Acting Prime Minister, you will exercise the functions and powers of the Prime Minister, in consultation with me where appropriate, particularly where matters of significant political, strategic or public interest, or national security arise,” the letter from Ardern to Peters says.

“I will continue to receive Cabinet and Cabinet committee papers. You will manage the day-to-day business of the Government…Quote:

Looks like Audrey has developed a stutter and is trying to appeal to ESL readers. There is some bad news: Quote:

Peters, who is Foreign Minister, has not scheduled any overseas trips while Acting Prime Minister.

In the unlikely event of him having to take one, then Labour’s deputy leader, Kelvin Davis, would be Acting Prime Minister.

Asked what would happen if she needed to take more than the planned six weeks off, Ardern said that woul dbe worked through if the need arose, as would happen now.

“I’m certainly hoping for the best, planning for the worst but expecting everything to be as we’ve set out. Quote:

Oh god. If Winston has to leave the country then we will have Kelvin Davis as acting prime minister. That’s a title that suits him, acting, since he can’t exactly claim to be actually doing the job.

Jacinda certainly looks real happy about her pending time off.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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