Great read in London today – full page Guardian article headlined “I’ve got what it takes, says the charismatic Labour leader taking New Zealand by storm.” Send it far and wide.
Some choice quotes:
Every stage of this job that I’ve been in, I’ve simply thrown myself into it and every time just had the belief that I’ve got what it takes and just powered through, and that will take me right through to the top job.
It is hard to dismiss Ardern as ‘stardust,’ as National Party leader and incumbent prime Mill English did..Her political nous is leavened by a generous dollop of uncultivated charm and good humour. In New Zealand politics, this is a rare combination…”
For UK Labour, which holds its Conference next week, the Guardian says:
Do it for all of us,’ Jeremy Corbyn recently urged her, reflecting the hopes of many Labour voters inside and outside New Zealand.
I am certainly going to try to keep positive momentum for the progressive movements from around the world, says Ardern. But I can only be myself…I’m Jacinda Ardern, and I hope that I can bring it home this election.
And she will.