The petition seeking a referendum on the government’s policy to sell minority shares in a few energy companies was presented to parliament yesterday.
Parliamentary Services staff will now have to waste their time and our money ensuring the validity of the signatories.
They shouldn’t have to do it because Keeping Stock shows us there’s already been a referendum.
Mr Goff said Prime Minister John Key had made this year’s election a referendum on whether New Zealanders wanted to see their most important assets being sold.
Perhaps the current leader, David Shearer, could explain why he’s wasting public money on another referendum when the 2011 was decisive.
And apropos of waste – does anyone know who paid for all those boxes in which the petition pages were delivered and the delivery?