Spot the Difference: Democracy Delayed, Outrage & Delight

When the London Mayoral elections were delayed Guardianistas barely raised an eyebrow. Sadiq’s extra unmandated year was a necessary pandemic consequence. When Donald Trump suggested something similar the Guardian’s editorial┬árailed that “it’s what autocrats do”, Donald was trying the same kind of trick that the Beijing-backed regime in Hong Kong is playing, using a public health emergency as the justification. However when New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern decides to delay the general election for a month amid rising infection rates, she’s not being autocratic. She’s being magnanimous and conciliatory. What a load of hypocrisy…

Hat-tip to co-conspirator CNH who spotted the hypocrisy.

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