Editorial: Dragging the chain

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12th November, 2012
Voters reading the largely sensible and uncontroversial recommendations of the MMP review could be forgiven for assuming these new rules will be in force for the next election. Indeed, there is no technical or ethical reason why that cannot happen. The review was designed in such a way as to take the matter out of the hands of self-interested political parties and to canvass the views of any citizen or group interested enough to contribute. The findings are out, and that should be an end of it. Unhappily, the Government shows every sign of dragging the chain. This is especially disappointing, ...

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