Incite Politics

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 . . .