Curmudgeons like Matthew Hooton say a single-issue ‘One Law For All’ party would have no show of breaking 5%.
Meanwhile, 53% of NBR subscribers say they would consider voting for such a party.
Over 90% of the people who come to my meetings say the same.
If only 5-10% of voters went into a polling booth in November next year and gave us their party vote, we could hold the balance of power and force the government to dismantle the Apartheid Aotearoa apparatus within six months.
It might surprise you that my preference would not be to abolish the Waitangi Tribunal, the Maori seats, etc. straight away. That would be unfair on Maori, despite being perfectly democratic.
Such a ‘tail wagging the dog’ result would not only cause our opponents to blame us for stripping them of their perks. It would also give a future government an excuse to reinstate the perks.
So that’s not the way to go. A binding referendum is.
My single policy plank would be to force the government to hold a binding referendum on the colourblind state issue within three months of the election (Waitangi Day 2015?), and fully implement the result of that referendum within another three months.
Therefore, assuming we get the usual 80% ‘No’ vote common to all poll questions to do with racial separatism, by the end of May 2015 we should have sent the Treaty gravy train on a one-way trip from Waitangi to Tangiwai.
Congratulations to NBR for being the only medium to respond to my challenge to poll the public. If the other media don’t believe the result, let them now conduct their own polls!
Since I’m proposing a binding referendum to dismantle racial separatism, I’m also thinking we might as well adopt binding referenda as a second policy plank.
I’m open to either the Swiss system or citizens’-initiated. Your thoughts?