Politics

Politics podcast: Winston Peters and the blather of all scandals

Was this the feted mother of all scandals? Is it the bastard son of Dirty Politics? How many of Bill English’s children were on the stage at the National launch? Is Bob your uncle? This and more in NZ’s top genealogy-based election podcast.

Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas take a moment’s pause from gaping at the news headlines and social media hyperbole-parody to weigh up the latest chapter in a scandal-bedeviled campaign, as Winston Peters and his pension overpayment transmogrifies into a controversy about the no-surprises policy and anonymous tip-offs.

Plus: Billmania as the National Party campaign launches, a review of the minor party leaders’ debate and a preview of the big kids’ debate on Thursday.

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