Nam­ing the fa­ther

Weekend Herald - - VIEWPOINTS - S. Macpher­son, Man­gere. Steve Rus­sell, Hill­crest.

I felt dis­gust at the way Bill English said he was quite happy for the pol­icy re­duc­ing the ben­e­fit for solo mums who will not, or can­not, name the fa­ther of their child, while Nathan Guy smirked in the back­ground. A $ 30 dol­lar re­duc­tion in one’s ben­e­fit is a big deal, more so for solo mums. I don’t know how he can live with him­self. I will be vot­ing with my feet. As Bill said, “With Na­tional, peo­ple know what sort of gov­ern­ment it would be.” Nega­tiv­ity and com­pla­cency about our rivers and wa­ter qual­ity. The only trickle down from Na­tional is from cows.

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