Friday, September 04, 2009

Section 59 is a complete and utter dog’s breakfast

The Prime Minister has acknowledged that the current Section 59 is a complete and utter dog’s breakfast. He did so in an interview with Michael Laws on RadioLive at about 11:40 am on Friday, 4 September.

Mr Key might be good on financial matters but he has little idea how the law should work in a democracy. He will not be Prime Minister forever. Another government might tell the police to ignore his instructions and enforce the law as it is written.

John Boscawen bill is almost identical to an amendment he was very much in favour of. If there was a referendum on keeping the existing law or going back to the original Section 59 I am sure the majority would vote for a law change. There were a handful of doubtful verdicts which the jury may have got wrong over a period of about 15 years. The law did not need changing but that is now history. Act’s John Boscawen bill is a genuine compromise and certainly a lot better than a law that the Prime Minister describes as a complete and utter dog’s breakfast.

2 comments:

andywilson said...

What is happening to this country?
Democracy has gone to the slaughter house.
There isn't any logic to our PM John Key & the many other woolly jumper brigades.
Personally ill be voting for Spock next time to run the country. His first mission will be to send Sue Bradford & Co to another Galaxy where they can all live together under one roof & create a perfect HELL for each another.

Andy Moore said...

he keeps shooting himself in the foot...