A Plague on Both Your Houses

“All the studies that have been done in New Zealand show that the sentiment ‘a plague on both your houses’ motivated the majority who voted in New Zealand’s 1993 referendum … in practice, MMP in New Zealand has mainstreamed oddballs … Ex-Trotskyists, old Communists, and the sorts of ideas the world has been discarding over the past two decades have all been given a new lease on life in New Zealand.”


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…