Stop the rot. And stop it quickly. That has to be Jacinda Ardern’s absolute priority on her return from overseas.
The incumbent three-party governing arrangement was displaying all the coherence and co-ordination of the proverbial drunken sailor long before the Prime Minister left for the relative sanctuary of a Winston Peters-free New York.
The unwieldy contraption has since appeared to be even more sloshed in her absence as its components stumble from one mini-crisis to the next minor scandal with such regularity that you can almost set your watch by it.
As least they have one thing on track – scandals!