In two interviews about asset sales this morning, Key attacked the Greens for using $75,000 of its taxpayer-funded leaders' budget to hire staff to collect signatures towards a citizens initiated referendum on the issue."These are the people that said they don't have enough money to pay for (deaf MP) Mojo Mathers' technology in Parliament but have enough money for a citizens initiated referendum," he told Newstalk."This is a politically-motivated referendum."
John Key is dead right; this IS a politically-motivated referendum. Political parties should be kept at arm's length from Citizen Initiated Referenda for that very reason.