Even though Chris Hipkins attacked the wrong person he has still done us all a massive favour. In an intemperate rant about National appointing mates to the Health Promotion Agency he says the following:
Three National Party office-holders on one board, particularly given the nature of the board, with an advocacy role, it seems to me is pretty questionable.
He was concerned that the presence of three National members would heavily influence the agenda of the new organisation, which would create programmes on key areas such as alcohol use and obesity.
Great. When Labour come back into power we will be able to hold them to the âHipkins Standardâ. No one with any Labour Party connections, even if they have been out of parliament for more than a term, may be given any government appointment.
That should stop the kind of useless hacks that infest Labour being given any positions that cost the rest of us money.