I dont like this
Labour Minister Ruth Dyson wants to strip the Exclusive Brethren of labour law exemptions so that unions can have access to their workplaces because of their involvement in politics. Yet nearly all EBs who own businesses are not involved in politics. The heading Labour strikes back at sect illustrates vengeful politics which we don't need in this country.
Dyson claims the exemption is based on the Exclusive Brethren remaining outside mainstream political processes - which of course most EB business owners are.Yet the law actually states the basis of the exemption is on religious beliefs
If the Government want to seek revenge and run roughshod over people bcause they legitimately excercise political views against the Government, irrespective of whether they are based on religious beliefs, then what kind of a democracy do we have? Will voters be punished in some way for voting or campaigning for National at the next election if Labour get back in?
First the Auditor General gets told he is wrong, now the Exclusive Brethren are attacked. Althought the EB may be breaking their own rules; on the whole, they were doing nothing illegal, immoral or unjust in campaiging for National. Our Government is doing all three at the same time, and that is why they have taken a hammering in the polls.