just who is the brains trust in national?
their latest brilliant idea is to make parents liable/responsible for any crimes committed by their offspring; to the extent they could also have to face the court/be fined/forced to do community service.
(so that would mean former minister doug graham theoretically could have been busted when his boy tanked the ministerial car in the domain; hmmm)
i see national is still operating in the fields of marginalisation/scapegoating.
of course, this idea will be rejected by the electorate.
as time goes by national give off more and more the scent of desperation.
and speaking of tanking, national are doing that in the polls. the party gap has increased to 11%, clarke is on 40%, and brash has slid to 16%.
expect things to get even uglier in the national/act camps. it’s going to be every man/woman for themselves.
the nats say the odds are all on for an early election; and i’d have to agree; pencil in july.
and the don should really dust off his c.v.
but if you think labour will save you from this latest reactionary lurch; think on. national radio has just reported that goff is openminded about the idea.
given labour’s institutional history of passing repressive legislation, you can probably expect something similar in the next term.