Incite Politics

No place on the mountain-top for Simple Simon

Some politicians are more comfortable climbing the mountain than they are living at its summit. David Cunliffe, for example, was a tenacious mountaineer. He had set his sights on the Labour leadership and climbed over or around every obstacle in his way. Upon reaching the top of the mountain, however, he simply fell apart. For Cunliffe, the thrill was all in the ascent. For him, the summit held only terror.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the National Party leader, Simon Bridges, is also finding life at the top terrifying. His political behaviour, to date, is not that of a . . .