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The right instincts?

What should Simon Bridges have done when the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University de-platformed Don Brash?

This is not a trick question. A political leader, constantly bombarded with random challenges requiring an instant and forceful response, cannot be seen to equivocate or dither. Either, he has the instincts of a leader, or he doesn’t. There’s no way to teach them or transplant them: a leader can only demonstrate their presence or their absence. And, if he ain’t got them, then his stint in the leader’s office is likely to be a short one . . .

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