'Jacinda Ardern should reveal vote on cannabis referendum if she believes 'yes' would better NZ, says Greens' Marama DavidsonPosted by On

If Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern truly believes voting yes in the cannabis referendum is the right thing to do, Greens co-leader Marama Davidson wants her to say so publicly.

On the other side of the political coin, Act leader David Seymour says “probably the most damaging thing” Ardern has done was “side with the squatters” over Ihumātao.

The statements came in the throes of Newshub’s “PowerBrokers” debate last night among the minor parties in Parliament and the Māori Party and in interviews afterwards.

The debate – set to be televised on Saturday morning – faced a last minute court action after Advance New Zealand filed then lost an urgent injunction at the High Court so they could be included.

But the judge ruled against Advance NZ and agreed the criteria to be included in the debate was narrow because the parties present would likely act as king or queenmakers in the next government.

Candidates were needled in a relaxed bar setting by The Nation host Simon Shepherd…

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