So Paula Bennett has been giving a lolly scramble to her National mates with the Rules Reduction Taskforce.
Which is fine, because the Taskforce did great work in finding out that the ‘loopy’ rule of lolly scrambles being illegal wasn’t in fact true.
I’m sure that was worth giving $10,000 to former National candidate Mark Thomas to find out. And another $15,000 in fees to other National cronies – former MPs Tau Henare and John Carter, and well-rewarded donor Ian Tulloch.
They eventually managed to come up with a $750,000 report and 75 recommendations like: don’t make more loopy rules (that was $10,000 worth of work…), and that builders should have much more self-regulation (because there’s never been a problem with building standards producing leaky homes or anything). National intend on adopting 72 of the recommendations.
In unrelated news National’s carefully appointed Productivity Commission has released another report.