28 Jan. 2007

Decent IR Laws Impossible, says Howard

Howard says the work of a real government is just too bloody hard:
"It's true that the company behaved very badly, but no industrial law will force people to do what you and I understand to be the right thing if they're not minded to do so...

"How can you write a law that says a company must do the right thing?" he said.

"There could be another case and you would need to couch the law in such very general terms as to allow for every combination and permutation.

"It will cause us to look at the law and I just want to signal that's not the easiest thing in the world to write a generic new rule that will cover every conceivable situation."