This whole “man ban” thing has got me thinking. Just who exactly is in control of Labour?
Oh dear. I really didn’t think it was possible for Labour to top its own goal over the Sky City corporate box debacle. But it has.
After a week where the Government ought to be on the back foot over the GCSB saga, Auckland’s nutty property market, and the death throes of one of its coalition partners, Labour has come out with a policy so politically barmy it makes you wonder whether it really has any interest in winning the next election.
Labour’s Wimmin’s Division is proposing that the party introduce quotas in some of its keenly contested electorates so that only women can be selected as candidates.
It’s proposing a target of 45 per cent women in caucus in 2014 and 50 per cent in 2017 – despite the fact that already 41 per cent of its caucus are female.
The plan is stupid on so many levels it’s difficult to know where to start. Read more »