National gag select committee process
You would think that the wholesale dismantling of democratic process by ramming through more legislation under a misuse of urgency than anyone else since Rodger Douglas would be enough for National.
You would imagine that giving the Police vast new powers like bullshit drug driving laws, seizing your assets by lowering the evidential threshold, taking your DNA on mere suspicion, allowing the Police to form their own political party, (and don't start me on the new search and surveillance powers due in October or Simon Power's conveyor belt of miscarried justice) was all enough.
We now have a situation where Opposition to this Governments vast expansion of Police Power can't even be allowed a dissenting opinion on the law and order select committee...
Labour views left out of law and order reports
Labour is angry the law and order select committee chaired by National MP Sandra Goudie has not included its dissenting view in two reports, following a protest walkout of the committee by Opposition MPs this week.
I just can't understand why such important law and order legislation that expands Police Power all have to be rammed through with as little scrutiny, public oversight and now dissent in a select committee meeting, as possible.
This is not the way a Democracy should behave when debating the expansion of Police and State power.