Poll findings call for tougher blood-alcohol limits – but was the survey biased against boozers?

April 9, 2010

The most troubling news for Alf today deals with the matter of drinking and driving.

The Herald examines the prospect of the Government introducing a limit of 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

Yep, this is still only at the proposal stage, but Alf fears the 50mg is an upper limit, not a lower one.

The Herald looks at the implications, using Transport Minister Steven Joyce as its exemplar.

Dunno why it didn’t occur to them that he probably would have a chauffeur-driven ministerial car.
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A heartening poll on GST and the tax cuts – what a pity it mirrors the views only of Aucklanders

February 13, 2010

Good news for The Boss and the rest of us in the National caucus today. Or rather, it’s good news up to a point, when you accept that Auckland is not the best place to try to gauge what the country thinks.

Herald readers have given the thumbs-up to the proposals announced this week to raise the goods and services tax and cut income taxes.

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