Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Reported back

The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee has reported back on David Clark's Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill, with the National majority recommending it not be passed. The reason? Unfortunately, they don't actually give one, speaking only of vague "negative effects" outweighing positive ones. But we all know why: because the business community which National so obediently serves are arseholes who oppose any extension of public holidays. Just look at how they reacted to the extension of annual leave...

The bill will now go back before the House, where its fate will be in the hands of Peter Dunne. Will he vote for it or not? The whole country will be watching - and ready to hold him accountable at the ballot box if he doesn't.