Maggie Barry lets herself down
I must admit this surprised me...
MP snipes at Labour rival's lack of children
Labour MP Jacinda Ardern, left, and National MP Maggie Barry. Photos / File National MP Maggie Barry last night refused to apologise after claiming Labour MP Jacinda Ardern was ill-equipped to comment on paid parental leave because she did not have any children.
...not because it was politicians belittling politicians when they should be debating actual issues, but because it came from the very proper Maggie Barry. Stooping to insults like this is the sort of thing Tau Henare does when he's not to defending infants smoking, but the mild mannered Maggie Barry? It's just yucky.
As part of the new blood within National I always thought Maggie Barry was better than this, it's actually a little bit disappointing that she isn't.
By attacking Jacinda for having an opinion on paid parental leave without having children, Maggie Barry has let herself down.
Maggie has ended up saying far more about her world view than Jacinda's.