Power to the people
Posted by clubsodaandsalt on December 4, 2006
Pastor Manning has decided to send the constitution to the people:
PRIME Minister Patrick Manning says constitutional reform may well have to be taken to the people in an election-type approach, since the Opposition refuses to agree to anything the Government suggests on reform.
Manning said at local government level, Government can pass local government legislature by a simple majority, but to get the Constitution changed “we require a special majority. And you know our friends in the Opposition are not in a mood to agree with nothing we say. So to be able to do that, we are going to have to take an election approach”.
Well, with that sort of condescencion, I can’t imagine why the Opposition isn’t falling over itself to support you! Also, “anything the Government suggests”? Come on, Express, you know better than that. The Government has suggested ONE DRAFT, and, as with all things Manning, they haven’t been sitting around taking suggestions for changes. Don’t even get me started on the “election-type approach” clumsiness.