WhaleOil and Cactus Kate sometimes have blog-posts under the "random impertinent question" label, where they cast a cynical eye over issues of the day. We're not quite as cynical as either or both the Cactus or the Whale, so we're just going to pose ONE question which is both random and impertinent!
Here's a little scene-setter. Labour MP and aspiring leader Darren Hughes has drafted a Private Member's Bill to lower the legal blood-alcohol rate from 0.08 milligrams to 0.05 milligrams per millilitre of blood.
So here comes the question; if Darren Hughes was so concerned about drink-driving, and the legal blood-alcohol rate being too high, why did he do nothing about it during the nine years that Labour was in government, when it would have been pretty much guaranteed to become law?
Does anyone else here have just a teensy bit of doubt about Hughes' motives here? The term "grandstanding" comes to mind for us ...