By: Steve Dellar | 09-05-2018 | News
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New Zealand - Progressive Leftwing PM Ardern Charges $50k Flight To Taxpayer

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Ms. Jacinda Ardern, the progressive leftwing Prime Minister of New Zealand that many around the world see as an example of how the extreme left could be taking over well-developed economies and implement policies like universal health care and equal pay, finds herself in the midst of a scandal that has all the likes of capitalist corruption.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">New Zealand&#39;s prime minister has defended taking an additional expensive plane ride to be with her 11-week-old daughter <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Sky News (@SkyNews) <a href="">September 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Ms. Ardern, who’s had her first child in June of this year (see our related coverage), has to attend the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru for a day on Wednesday. The Air Force plane that dropped her deputy Mr. Winston Peters there on Monday is being sent back to New Zealand empty to pick her up.

Related coverage: <a href=""> New Zealand - Nationwide Nurses Strike Brings Chaos (Video)</a>.

Her critics, who point to striking nurses over salary freezes and falling real estate prices now that foreigners are no longer allowed to buy homes on the island nation, claim that the round trip will cost New Zealand taxpayers an estimated NZ$80,000 ($52,873).

Related coverage: Related coverage: <a href=""> New Zealand – PM Ardern Leaves Hospital With Newborn ‘Prime Miniature’ Daughter (Video)</a>.

Mr. Ardern, who still breastfeeds her young baby, says that the reason is that she didn’t want to spend too much time away from her child, stating: "I weighed this up. I even went to the extent of checking whether or not I could hitch a ride with Australia. We checked multiple options to try to find alternate ways for me to get there."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tried to &quot;hitch a ride&quot; to Nauru with the Australian contingent rather than have a New Zealand Air Force plane make a round-trip flight to pick her up at a cost to taxpayers of at least $80,000 <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; nzherald (@nzherald) <a href="">September 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"The option was to go for a short time or not go at all. If I didn't go, I imagine there would have been equal criticism… damned if I did and damned if I didn't."

Social media was not so forgiving though. Comments included: “Ardern is going to have a plane do an extra return flight to an island endangered by rising water levels caused by CO2 emissions, so she reduces time away from her baby. I guess the nuclear-free moment isn't that important after all. Go on a flight with everyone else or don't go at all.”


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Anonymous No. 36163 2018-09-05 : 08:35

So long as it doesn't effect her. She's special; So many Leftists are like that. Hypocritical horse mouthed cunt that she is.

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