Radio New Zealand has just announced that The Honourable 'MSSA' John Banks has had his conviction for making a fraudulent electoral return about political donations (anonymous??) "Set Aside" and a new trial ordered.
This continues the theme of my earlier post today about treating crooks as crooks and decent certified law-abiding responsible citizens as people to be respected.
No comment as to if Banks comes into either category of decent citizen or escaped Murderer/Pedophile/ Fraudster.
The ancient Greeks used to select by LOT ordinary non-politicians to serve and work in government alongside the power seeking career 'leaders' as a moderating 'common-sense' influence in the Senate.
Some 1,100 held office each year as drawn by lottery to be 'Office Holders'.
- About time we returned that system to our governance.