Liarbour has announced its latest bid to rig the election.
It has announced a new panel to look at Electoral Law, including party funding.
And it has handpicked its members, showing what a truly non-party, all-party and independent body this is.
David Farrar says the government hasn't learnt from the Electoral Finance Act by coming up with such a skewed body for such an impotant constitutional matter a selections.
Kiwiblog is right in his arguments against the government move, but I believe they have learnt from it. Liarbour got away with the EFA and so it wants more.
Why else do we want state funding of parties? So decent honest people like Winston Peters won't have to do dodgy deals with foreign billionaires. Dear Leader can fund more pledgecards at taxpayer expense. Parties can suck off the state tit, rather than get their support from their members.
Already, the current EFA is silencing the opposition, and having a 'chilling' effect on campaigning, as the head of the Electoral Commission, Dr Helena Catt already warned.
So lok forward to a future electoral bill, with Liarbour and its allies screwing the scrum, once more, their way, and you and me funding ever more of our hard earned cash towards their re-election.
Just yet another case of government becoming less accountable to the people, by parties losing an important link to their members, and our narcissistic PM stretching the democratic processes and corrupting the system to suit herself.
Ben Uffendell op ed in the Herald
1 hour ago