6 Oct 2020

Judith Collins under pressure over policy on the fly

From Checkpoint, 5:38 pm on 6 October 2020

Back home now and Judith Collins has moved to crush any talk of descent in Nationals ranks following allegations she's making up policy on the fly.

A leaked email shows one of her own MPs was less than happy when Mrs Collins committed to a review of Auckland council during a live radio interview yesterday.

That's off the back of impromptu anouncements in an earlier leaders debate - where the National party leader agreed to an inquiry into Gloriavale and a new law to claw back wage subsidies from some companies, pledges she later conceded were made on the hoof.

But Judith Collins is adament the council review was a well planned promise.

RNZ reporter Anneke Smith filed this story.