“I am not a Monster” hissed the monster.
Judith Collins is rising…
So Judith Collins jumps from 15 to nine and takes on transport, with English acknowledging her skills are suited to opposition – and Transport Minister Phil Twyford would soon discover that.
…let’s put aside the way the mainstream media have framed this as the creation of the greatest and most powerful opposition in history, the mocking of the fact that ‘Crusher’ Collins only crushed 3 cars misses the real point…
Just three cars destroyed under ‘Crusher’ Collins’ law
The law that earned the former police minister the nickname “Crusher” resulted in just three cars being confiscated and crushed.
National’s Judith Collins introduced a law in 2009 which allowed vehicles to be seized and destroyed.
The plan was to target illegal street racing, which led to crashes. Collins said the same measure should be applied to those who fled from police.
…what this really shows is that despite knowing this draconian legislation wasn’t working, she heavily promoted it anyway.
That’s not something to mock, that is something to fear. She knew crushing boy racer cars played to her base while also knowing it didn’t work.
That mentality from a Cabinet Minister is bad enough, imagine if she won the National Leadership?