Public Opinion swings against EFB

Public back call to scrap election law – 12 Nov 2007 – NZ Herald: New Zealand National news

Public Opinion was never for the Electoral Finance Bill, but neither has it been against. that is until today when the campaign against the bill went mainstream.

The Herald has over 58 pages of opinion from outside Helen’s “beltway”. She won’t like the reading of those comments.

Readers contacting the Herald newsdesk have also been almost unanimously in support of a front page editorial today which said: “democracy is not a device to keep the Labour Party in power”.

Finally the debate has moved mainstream. National for it’s part has unequivocally said that they will repeal the Bill if passed. Labour now faces a high stakes game of chicken and we now wait to see who will blink first. Cabinet should have been fun today.

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