That was Alf’s advice when party chiefs consulted him at the weekend on how to counter the Peters threat.
No, he was not talking about rolling out the beer barrel to liquor up the locals. That would be bribery and bribery is seriously frowned upon in our electoral laws.
Alf was recommending we roll out the pork barrel.
Pork barreling, of course, is a term used to describe the appropriation of government spending for localised projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative’s district.
Alf has recommended this tactic before, and the party bosses have listened.