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***Breaking News*** Judith Collins issues decision on MMP Review!

A few minutes ago, in reply to a Question by Green MP, Holly Walker, Justice Minister Judith Collins confirmed that National would not be implementing any of the Electoral Commission’s recommendations on the Review of MMP.

In the Debating Chamber, Ms Walker asked,

“My question is to the Minister of Justice and asks; does she intend to bring legislation to the House that will implement the recommendations of the MMP review in time for the 2014 Elections?”

Collins replied, simply,

“No.”

Holly  Walker then asked a supplementary Question,

“Why did she bother to hold the MMP review if she had no intentions of implementing it’s  recommendations in the timeline intended.”

Collins replied,

“Mr Speaker, of course I did not hold the MMP Review. That was a matter that was undertaken by the Electoral Commission. But I can also say that I made it very clear that we need concensus on these matters for any change and there is no concensus for any change.”

So there we have it.

All the time, effort, and money spent by the Commission and by groups, organisations, political parties, etc – has all been for nought.

The Nats will simply ignore the Commission’s recommendations.

This, my fellow  New Zealanders, is how National listens to the people.

And  they want the Parliamentary term extended from three to four years??

I don’t think so.

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  1. 14 May 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Our opinions count for nought?

    Wankers.

  2. 14 May 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I think that word sums it up nicely, Matthew: wankers.

    Collins dribbled on a bit more about all PARTIES having to come to a concensus – but since when was the Review every about just what Parties wanted?!?!

    This was to have been a chance for people to have their say.

    Absolute wankers.

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