gzt:Linuxluver: No one is holding anyone to ransom. Voters didn't give a majority to any of the present minorities....and they are ALL minorities.
Example of that process in action today:
"The Government wanted to make the bill fully retrospective, but had to water it down to gain the numbers to pass the bill. Attorney-General Chris Finlayson had no option but to yield to Labour and Act demands for select committee hearings, which resulted in changes including dropping retrospectivity with respect to pending trials, a clause explicitly upholding the protection of the Bill of Rights, and a timeframe of six months instead of 12 months. The bill retains the provision where past convictions cannot be challenged on the basis of the Supreme Court decision. Yesterday Mr Finlayson praised all parties for the passing of the bill. "It's not a victory for any one political party. It is a bill that is a product of this Parliament and a credit to this House.""