3 Feb 2020

Will Simon Bridges' big gamble pay off?

From Morning Report, 8:30 am on 3 February 2020

Opposition leader Simon Bridges has taken perhaps the biggest gamble of his political career - ruling out a coalition deal with New Zealand First after this year's general elections.

He's following in the footsteps of John Key, who made a similar pledge in 2008.

It worked for Key, Peters lost his Tauranga seat and with New Zealand First gaining less than 5 percent of the vote, the party was out of Parliament.

Can lightning strike twice?

RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson speaks to Corin Dann.