As we type this, the Third Reading debate for the Electoral Amendment Bill is underway. By the time you read this, the "odious" Electoral Finance Act will have been consigned to the wastepaper bin, and to the ravages of history.
Another National election promise has been kept, and thanks to the Greens calling for a party vote on every vote so far, Keeping Stock can report that Helen Clark, Michael Cullen and Annette King will be recorded as having voted to support the repeal of the legislation that just may have cost them the election.
Today, what goes around has indeed come around! Everyone who opposed the passage of the Electoral Finance Bill in 2007 should charge their glasses and drink a bumper toast tonight - to free speech!