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Election Eleven – Friday

25 November 2011 Leave a comment

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Election Eleven – Friday

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Not much blogging today. Busily removing ‘Vote MMP” signs before the midnight deadline tonight.

A few observations though…

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An open letter to the Maori Party…

A point to make about Pita Sharples stating that if National gets back into power,  that the Maori Party will vote against asset sales.

I’m glad to hear that, Mr Sharples.

But it ain’t that simple.

If National get back into power, with the Maori Party as their sole coalition partner, then National will assume it has Supply & Confidence.

National will then ‘tack’ asset sales onto their first budget.

If the Maori Party votes against asset sales, it will be ipso facto be voting against the government’s budget. This means that a National-led government no longer has Supply – one half of the Supply & Confidence equation required to govern.

Once a government loses a Confidence vote, or, cannot pass Supply legislation – that usually results in a snap election.

Think very carefully who you want to go into Coalition with, Mr Sharples and Ms Turia.

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Kind of sez it all, really…

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