Over at Pundit Rob Salmond has taken a look at the rules of the latest anti-MMP outfit, Vote For Change. And it turns out that not only is it “supported” by the usual lineup of weird rightwing oiks but that, as fifty percent of the controlling committee, Peter Shirtcliffe is running the show:
Vote for Change has a Committee that is in charge of absolutely everything between Annual Meetings (more on those shortly). The people on the committee are: (1) Peter Shirtcliffe; (2) Jordan Williams; and (3) nobody else. This committee needs a majority to do anything, which means that Peter Shirtcliffe has personal veto over everything Vote for Change does, including over which electoral system the group will campaign for.
I doubt wee Jordan really has much of a say in things given he’s barely out of shorts.
What amazes me is the fact that the whole thing is so shoddy given the fact David Farrar provided strategic advice on it – I would have thought he’d learned a few lessons about fake grassroots operations after the ramshackle PR fiasco that was the coalition for free speech. It appears not.