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Labour’s #MeToo moment eats away at Ardern’s most prized asset – trust | Alison Mau

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New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s credentials at home and abroad as a new kind of leader all hang on her next moveIt’s just shy of a year ago that Jacinda Ardern stood in the UN general assembly and spoke in support of the #MeToo movement. There was spontaneous applause from the floor for that small part of a much longer speech – it felt like a significant moment.The New Zealand leader’s trip to New York attracted the usual grumbles here at home – those who could not quite get their head around the very idea of a 38-year-old unmarried woman as prime minister carped about her decision to take her three-month-old daughter along – but the result was the blossoming of an international media love affair. Baby Neve’s appearance at the back of the UN chamber was just the icing on the cake. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2019/sep/13/labours-metoo-moment-eats-away-at-jacinda-arderns-most-prized-asset-trust

Author : Alison Mau

Publish date : 2019-09-13 07:15:24

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