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SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Democracy denied – Labour’s saddest failing

By   /  November 25, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

Labour’s most tragic failing to date has largely flown under the media radar: to reinstate the right of prisoners to vote. Labour’s inaction is made worse in the knowledge that it would have taken little effort and very little cost to undertake.

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“Fool me once”…

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

In holding to ransom the election of Trevor Mallard as Speaker of the House, National bluffed it’s way to increase the number of their MPs that can be appointed to Select Committees. This was despite a clear understanding between the new Coalition government and National that Trevor Mallard would be elected unopposed as Speaker, and National’s Anne Tolley as Deputy Speaker.

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