Tuesday, April 03, 2007

its Bradford's bill after all

The Government has decided it is too risky to take on Bradford's anti-smacking bill, so it's the second back down after deciding against urgency. So the bill won't be passed until at least June because Labour can't get what it wants.

So backdown one, urgency, backdown two, making it a Government bill. I`m now awaiting backdown three, the removal of the Labour whip on the bill vote.

The whole thing is just a big yawn. Labour currently needs NZ First more than the Greens. It also needs more percentage points in the polls. The Greens and the smacking bill is just a big liability.

It is still Government bill in all but name. Only the withdrawal of the Labour whip will change that.


ScrubOne said...

The whip won't come off, because the min it does, the bill is dead.

This attempt has come too far to back down now.

Andy Moore said...

Hi Dave, you keen to swap links mate?

blog: http://section59.blogspot.com
email: theboybiggles(at)gmail.com

Good post btw,

Cheers, Andy.

Anonymous said...

Actually 2 yrs ago Min Maharey also tried to do the same.
But He had to back off and then alloctaed $10m of our money to re-educate us.


This has been Helen's handiwork all along but by third party...