Andrew Little yesterday demanded the Government stop the flag referendum saying there was no need for one.
Here’s Labour’s official policy from 2014:
Labour will: review the design of the New Zealand flag involving flag design experts and with full public consultation and involvement.
We believe that the time has come for a change and it is right for the issue to be put to the public.
And in case that isn’t clear enough, here’s his personal views from last October:
Q: Should NZ change its flag: What’s your personal opinion? Should there be a referendum? If you want the flag changed, what’s your favourite design?
A: Yes, my personal opinion is we should have something more relevant to an independent, small Asia/Pacific nation. I think a referendum is a suitable way to deal with an issue that can be very polarising. I don’t like the idea of the silver fern on a black background. The elements I would like to see in a flag are the Southern Cross, blue for the sea, green for the land and mountains, and a reference to our Maori heritage.
So Little’s demand yesterday to scrap the referendum is pure hypocrisy. He’s now against it, because the PM proposed it.