Dec 19, 2007

Government's Strategy Is Largely Successful

The Government's strategy of signalling the possible size a tax cut, and having Trevor Mallard both plead guilty in Court for one offence and apologise in Parliament for another has been largely successful in distracting attention away from the Electoral Finance Bill. It is really only the NZ Herald that has remained resolute and kept it at the centre of attention. The Government was also wanting to try to get all of Mallard's problems out of the way before the Christmas break so that they will hopefully be able to be forgotten over the summer break.