It's not my fault I hooked up with ACT, blame it on MMP
Key: Act debacle could hurt MMP
The Act Party's problems are likely to turn people off MMP, Prime Minister John Key says.
There will be a referendum on MMP at the same time as the next election, when voters will be asked whether they want to change to another electoral system.
Mr Key was asked at his post-cabinet press conference today whether he thought "the Act debacle" would affect voter attitudes.
"I think it will increase the likelihood that people will vote MMP out," he said.
"I'm wondering whether the public might say 'look, very small parties are consuming quite a lot of time' and maybe they will take the view that MMP fundamentally isn't working so well."
Mr Key said he had no scientific evidence for what he was saying, and he was expressing a personal opinion.
John Key now tells us that it’s not his fault that he selected ACT to push through a hard right agenda ranging from the sexist 90 day right to sack law that the Human Rights Commission pointed out last week hurts women more to the annexation of Auckland that has seen Rodney Hide appoint Council Controlled Organisations that will run 75% of Auckland assets without the consultation he promised – oh no, it’s not John’s fault ACT are the tail that wags National, according to John Key it’s all MMP’s fault and he thinks it will make people dump MMP, what will MMP be replaced with? Why First Past the Post of course, and First Past the Post will see NZ going back to the good old days when rich white old men made up more than 80% of Parliament.
Labour were dragged over the coals when Winston went under a cloud, yet National's smile and wave John Key doesn't get any flak from the mainstream media whatsoever over a party supporting National whose leader knew about Garrett's hypocrisy and hid it from the public all the while enforcing raw meat law and order policy.
If Labour had pulled this crap, the NZ Herald editorial department would be firebombing Government buildings.
Note, it’s not John Key’s fault for allowing a party of hypocrites to have a hand in running the country, oh no, it’s all MMP’s fault.