Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Espiner on anti-smacking


On the House - stuff.co.nz:

"It’s ironic that National has escaped unscathed despite also voting for it, but that’s another matter."

Yes it is another matter and political junkies like Colin Espiner well know that oppositions don’t set the legislative agenda. The anti-smacking bill was introduced by Sue Bradford with the complete support of the Prime Minister. John Key took a risk by introducing the inconsequential clause and instructing National MPs to vote for it. So I don’t know where Espiner gets off, I suspect he’s playing devils advocate.