National's tactics delay final vote on election bill

National's tactics delay final vote on election billNational's delaying tactics have stalled the final debate on the Electoral Finance Bill until next Thursday.
That will force the Government to take urgency on other legislation either at the end of next week or in the week before…
[NZ Politics]

Labour are becoming hysterical as they start to run out of parliamentary time to pass the Electoral Finance Bill. Not only that the delaying tactics of National have put Jim Anderton's pet law the banning of BZP in jeopardy, unless of course Labour takes urgency to ram them all home.

Annette King is very angry because National is "filibustering". Newsflash Annette, that is what oppositions are supposed to do, to make life hard for the Government. The free ride is over, you are being held to account. Take another sip from the poison chalice that is the Electoral Finance Bill. 


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  • DavidW


    Yes,yes,yes,yes, where the wild things are, yes


  • Keith

    Monty, none of these useless creeps will be unemployed for long. Somehow, there always seems to be a cozy little well-paid rathole for them to disappear into.

    "Unemployed" is for the mere peasants.

  • ZenTiger

    NZ Labour only have themselves to blame for the deadlines they now face. Their original bill was so flawed and badly written, it required over 150 last minute amendments.

    Not that those changes have fixed it to such a degree that it deserves to be passed.