Summarised by The Centrist
Tova O’Brien writes that Prime Minister Hipkins is worried and dissembling. His job is on the line and there’s a very real chance his short time as Prime Minister will be over after just 262 days. In his interview with Tova O’Brien, Hipkins himself revealed Labour is dropping below 30% according to its own internal polling — matching external polls saying the same thing.
They’re now officially in the killzone, writes O’Brien.
O’Brien says she’s been told from within the Labour caucus that senior political staffers, even ministers are considering their next moves – they think it is over for Labour.
Other members of Hipkin’s caucus said despite the fight on their hands, the team is still remarkably united.
O’Brien criticises Hipkins for his broken promises and ideals, such as regarding a capital gains tax and student allowances.
“It’s business time, game on, but right now Hipkins’ campaign game is also getting trounced by a gelato scooping, ice-cream eating, cricket playing, hairnet wearing Christopher Luxon.”
Read the full story over at Stuff
Feature image screenshot of Stuff Interview with Tova O’Brien