Apr 20, 2008

Matt McCarten Wants New Powerbase

Not content with his new super union Matt McCarten wants a 250 member Parliament for Auckland.............

According to Matt we must be a vested interest in wanting one council. We think we have fewer vested interests than anyone, as far as Auckland is concerned. Let the reform run.

So why is the debate about the future of Auckland centred on city boundaries? We are being offered two options, one led by vested business interests and the other by vested interests of local politicians.

The option advanced by Auckland's business and right-wing elite is a gobble-up of the whole region into one undemocratic entity. This new pro-business city would be overseen by a cabal of super councillors (the fewer the better).