Getting closer in referendum

The referendum is getting closer.

Herald DigiPoll survey showed 47.3 per cent of people would vote to keep the electoral system, while 41.9 per cent said they would vote for a change.

Last week’s poll indicated a slight thinning of support for MMP, 43.3 per cent voting to keep it and 39.6 per cent to drop it, but polls have continually shown a voter preference to stick with the status quo.

I note the Herald went to union backed MMP campaigner Sandra Grey fro comment and didn’t ask for a comment from Vote for Change.

It now only takes about 2.5% of people to change and we can have a second referendum.

Not many people understand that this referendum sets up a second one. The MMP people would have you believe that this is die in a ditch time for them, but Simon Power generously gave them two chances to retain the system heavily favoured by the Greens, Labour and nine heavy hitting unions with all their cash and personnel.

I suspect as we get closer to the election and people see the dirty deals that are being played out and they watch as Winston Peters starts to go back on his word about deals that we may well see a Vote for Change.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.