Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Barnett bows out

Labour MP Tim Barnett has announced he will not be standing at the next election. It's a shame - Barnett did excellent work on the Prostitution Reform and Civil Union Acts, and showed a lot of political skill in building and holding political coalitions behind both. Like DPF I can't understand why he was never promoted to Cabinet, but I can't blame Barnett for moving on when it became apparent that time-servers would be promoted and retained ahead of him.

Meanwhile, over on DPF, the Kiwiblog right are showing their homophobia. And they wonder why we call it a sewer...