It’s supposed to never be too late to say sorry, and there’s nothing wrong with changing your mind when presented with new evidence which shows your previous stance was wrong.
So I’m not going to criticise Phil Goff because he’s admitted Labour got the Electoral Finance Act wrong.
But I’d be very interested in what he knows now that the party didn’t know a year ago when so many people and groups provided so much evidence that it was a dogs breakfast and an attack on democracy.
And like Keeping Stock, I wonder if his new deputy and former Minister for Common Sense agrees with him.
That aside, I am confident National will show more common sense, graciousness and understanding of the importance of cross-party support for constitutional matters when drawing up the replacement than Labour did in ramming through the original.