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PodcastsAugust 1, 2017

Emergency politics podcast: Andrew Little gone by brunchtime, cometh the hour of Ardern

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The Spinoff’s Gone By Lunchtime trio frantically gather their thoughts following the exit of Labour leader Andrew Little, who has been replaced by Jacinda Ardern, with Kelvin Davis as her deputy, with just over 50 days to an election.

Within seconds of watching Jacinda Ardern conduct her first press conference as Labour leader, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas bundle into the studio to chat. The disastrous polls, Andrew Little’s bizarre decision to announce that he’d been thinking of resigning, the flurry of activity leading up to today’s caucus meeting, the Little legacy, the new pair’s debut peformance, the Winston factor, and what it means for those accursed billboards: all that, together with a rare insight into Ben Thomas’s erotic fantasies.

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