Bradford pulls her bill
Green MP Sue Bradford has decided to pull her bill that recommends the lowering of the voting age, because it lacked support.
I have listened to public debate and realise the time is not right for success on voting age initiatives.
Heh. She knows that passing a bill is has nothing to do with public debate, it has to do with whether you can get - or arrange to bully - most MPs onside.
It's very hard to get Helen Clark to arrange for that persuasive or bullying approach she got on the smacking bill when a law you arre attempting to change is entrenched, as you need a higher proportion of Parliament to pass it.
It was never going to happen.