Wednesday, June 18, 2003


Predictable, United Future has decided to oppose the care of children bill. Their chief area of concern? That clause recognising social parenthood. The "family friendly" party is only friendly to families fitting their traditionalist views, it seems.

Fortunately, the Greens are willing to support it - which is making Peter Dunne spit tacks. Sorry guys, but the joy of having two minor parties in the middle is that neither of them can excessively exploit the balance of power.