Driving into town this morning I heard Darren Hughes’ former land-lady on Mike Hosking’s show throwing Tim Barnett under the bus over Labour’s submission to Parliament’s Justice Committee’s Review of the Election.
Labour, if you remember submitted that they wanted to stop benefits and entitlements for people who fail to register as a voter.
Annette King went feral.
Labour’s Caucus will next week discuss the proposal by the party’s General Secretary, Tim Barnett to deny Working for Families tax credits to people who don’t enrol on the electoral roll.
The proposal was made to Parliament’s Justice Committee’s Review of the Election.
It appears to have caught the Parliamentary wing of the party by surprise and has angered some.
A spokesperson for Leader Andrew Little said the first he heard about it was in the media.
It has not yet been discussed by Caucus but does not have his support anyway. Read more »