Labour and MMP

Back in April this year Phil Goff said the referendum was for people to decide not politicians:

Labour Leader Phil Goff wants to see an end to coat-tailing under the MMP system.

He says this year’s referendum on MMP is for the public to decide, not politicians.

I noted that Labour were going to expend a great deal of energy on retaining a system they believe is in their best interests. Yesterday I blogged about the union foot soldiers in the Campaign for MMP were helping deliver Labour pamphlets.

Today more evidence of the collusion between the two campaigns. These pamphlets are being handed out in Manurewa. The Labour pamphlet and tucked inside the pamphlet for Campaign for MMP:

Not only that Labour is also handing out campaign buttons:

Despite Phil Goff saying that the referendum was for the public to decide and not the politicians, Labour is going all in on MMP.

National has studiously ignored the referendum, they can ignore it no longer as 9 unions and 2 political parties that oppose them in every other way also heavily promote a system that will eventually squeeze out National as its coalition partners die off.

John Key is going to have to make a “Cameron speech” if National is to have any chance long-term against a group of people who represent just 7% of the workforce. The unions, Labour and the Greens are National’s political enemies, why would National want to retain a system of government that they prefer?

If the unions, Winston Peters, the Greens and Labour think something is a good idea then you would be wise to do the opposite of what they think. Vote for Change in the referendum.

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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.