It is not often that Simon Bridges gets the better of Jacinda Ardern in Question Time.

It is even more rare for Bridges to be applauded by his own side.
But both happened today - until Speaker Trevor Mallard intervened.

Ardern's loss of form was Bridges' capital gain as the National leader and the Prime Minister went head to head over a comprehensive capital gains tax (CGT) proposal.


National's research unit had done their homework and found a quote of Ardern's from Mike Hosking's show last week in which she had pressed home what she sees as an empathetic