As Simon Power is telling the House, this Bill enables National to deliver on its promise to repeal the Eelctoral Finance Act within its first 100 days in office.
Keeping Stock is delighted to see the demise of the EFA. Readers may remember that the raison d'etre for the establishment of Keeping Stock was our opposition to the then Electoral Finance Bill. As our very first post said:
If the forces of cyberspace have brought you here, then welcome! After spending an increasing amount of time in the blogsphere of late, I've decided that it's time to have my own presence. The General Election is now not much more than a year away, and if the Labour Government manage to push through the Electoral Finance Bill in its current form, this may be the only place where one can safely and legally criticise. New Zealand's mainstream media are strangely silent about this obnoxious peice of legislation, so it's time for the man or woman in the street to leave the safety of the silent majority - that's the theory, at least!
This is a momentous day indeed!