The Referendum that isn’t.
Today I received my guide to the coming referendum on MMP.
If more than half vote to retain MMP, then it will stay. However if more than half vote against MMP, it will not necessarily be removed. Parliament, where 50 of the 120 members rely on MMP for their seats, will decide if we will have another referendum between MMP and another system.
If Parliament decides not to have that second referendum, then once again, the public’s expressed views are very likely to be over-ridden by non-elected parliamentarians who are simply protecting their highly privileged positions.