Farrar finds a good story… but doesn’t go hard enough – again

Farrar found a good story but in the interests of maintaining his cordial relationship with the Labour party pulled his punches.

Andrew Little’s amendment had apparently time-travelled all the way from the 1920s and proposed off-licences shut at 8pm rather than the proposed 10pm.

The explanation for this early “lights out” was such a masterpiece of delicious, pious absurdity that it requires repeating: it was because people buying alcohol any later than 8pm were likely to be already a bit tipsy “and may not have the judgment and self-control necessary to make cogent decisions”.

Holy crap… Little is often touted as a potential leader for the Labour Party.  Bottleshops closing at 8pm.  Waitakere Man will love it.  Again, Labour should campaign hard on this policy.

Really, I hope they do.


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