The pace for shutting down free electioneering is picking up here in the People's Republic of Aotearoa with Billy Bob English putting National's political weight behind outlawing "third-party advertising that attacks political parties" and either banning or making bloody difficult private donations to political parties.
D'you think it might have something to do with the two big parties recognising a mutually beneficial interest in shutting down the smaller parties? Some call it speech rationing, you know.
LINKS: Helengrad's speech rationing - Bernard Darnton at Section 14.
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