The National Party leader says criticism over his Waitangi Day speech is just a cynical set-up.
National’s kicked into election year by putting politics in the spotlight at Waitangi.
Government parties and the Opposition stood side-by-side as they were welcomed to the upper marae yesterday.
Moments later, it was down to business, and for National leader Simon Bridges that meant slamming the Government for non-delivery.
He’s been criticised for politicising the event, but he told Simon and Phil he spoke about what he thinks matters.