3 Feb 2020

National takes risk on rejecting potential coalition partner

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 3 February 2020

The National Party has thrown down an electoral challenge - we won't make any deal with New Zealand First post election, so don't waste your vote on them.

It's a high-stakes gamble, attempting to knee-cap the government's coalition partner.

In response, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said he was "unfazed" and suggested that Bridges would pay a high price for the move - saying if National needs New Zealand First and if Bridges doesn't call him then another member of the National caucus will.

Mr Bridges speaks to Corin Dann.