Labour just don’t get it – they aren’t above the law.
The Electoral Finance Act they pushed through was a dog’s breakfast. National repaled it and replaced it with legislation on which Labour was consulted and for which they voted.
While not as bad as the EFA, it’s far from perfect but that’s what happens, when you aim for concensus you oftn end up with compromise.
But good law or bad, it is the law and it is incumbent on those who make it to understand it and keep it.
Labour doesn’t appear to understand the law for which they voted, they don’t want to keep it and are criticising officals for administering it.
Kiwiblog posts on posts written by Damien O’Connor and Clare Curran at Red Alert in which they complain about the Electoral Act and the Electoral Commission.
MPs who neither understand nor keep the law cannot be entrusted with making it.