Today in Parliament

David Shearer: Thank you Mr Speaker, my question now to the Minister of State Owned Enterprises: Has the Government met the five criteria the Prime Minister laid out for proceeding with asset sales? Tony Ryall: Blue cheese.Shearer: Point of order, Mr Speaker. What kind of answer was that? Mr Speaker: The minister answered the question.…

Why we must have a four-year parliamentary term

Let me put the debate to rest once and for all. Here are four compelling reasons.Elections slow down decision-making and they tend to have a negative impact on the economy.  So said John Key, our wise leader. And it’s a fact that countries that have four or five year parliamentary terms have better-performing economies. Like…