Thursday, June 26, 2003

The party of hypocrisy

I was taken aback by how many ACT MPs voted against prostitution reform last night. According to this morning's Dominion-Post, Donna Awatere Huata, Gerry Eckhoff, Stephen Franks, Muriel Newman and Richard Prebble all voted to criminalise a voluntary transaction between consenting adults. And they call themselves "liberals".

Rodney Hide may be the face of irritable bowel syndrome (thank Spindoctors for that immortal line), but at least he manages to do a passably good job of sticking to the principles he purports to support. Most of the rest of ACT represent the worst of both worlds: social conservatives in fiscal liberal's clothing, promoting freedom for the rich and slavery for the rest of us. Fuck that, with knobs on.

[Yes, I know the Libz beat me to it]