Jacinda has left the building and the Nats are in attack mode trying to destabilise the Government under Winston’s term as caretaker.
The attacks though are just such disingenuous bullshit, look at the utter crap being served up this week by Jami-Lee Ross, Mark Mitchell and David Bennett, it’s incredibly difficult to work out who is the biggest pile of political garbage.
He said although a specific mental health unit was a good idea, it would only skim the surface on the huge number of prisoners who were affected by mental-health issues.
“A vast majority of prisoners have mental-health issues and so just picking out 100 of them that are the more severe cases doesn’t actually provide the rehabilitation we need for a vast majority of prisoners.”
…I’m sorry what?
A National Party MP shedding crocodile tears over the lack of rehabilitation services for prisoners with mental health issues?
This is the Lynch Mob Party who championed get tough on crime rhetoric complaining about the lack of rehabilitation?!?
National have done more than any Party to jam more prisoners into prison, their rehabilitation solutions were lip service, the truly concerning part about this new 100 bed mental health ward is that it is the first one ever built inside a NZ Prison!
When we know so many prisoners suffer mental health issues and the lack of providing any real attempt at rehabilitating these damaged mens mental health means more damaged men coming out, for National to complain about a problem they’ve helped orchestrate is disingenuous political garbage.
He said he would like to “signal” that Rabindran would be considered for “further appointments” and wanted to know if he would be comfortable with that.
Ross said the voicemail was “appalling” and said Clark was dangling “jobs in front of Rabindran to silence him to avoid embarrassment and his own untruths being exposed”.
“This is not good enough. Public servants, including DHB leaders, should have the right to contradict ministers if those ministers are not telling the truth.
…oh what a load of arse, this is National playing catch up to the repugnant truth that they underfunded health so appallingly that Middlemore was running on battery power.
This is a political smear trying to claim Clark is dangling a job for this National Party appointed disgruntled health technocrat to avoid the far greater issue of how National did everything to underfund public services so they could afford their tax cuts.
Clark was wanting to move the issue on and was reminding the National Party appointed disgruntled health technocrat that he hadn’t burnt his bridges with the new Government. Labour are focused on fixing Middlemoore, not continuing to allow the public servants National put in there to take the blame because Labour clearly sheeted that blame to National.
If anything Clark has bent over backwards to look after the worker in this situation.
To try and claim someone as scrupulous and benign as David bloody Clark is gagging public servants and bribing them is disingenuous political garbage.
Those two examples are pretty nasty political garbage, but I think this week Mark Mitchell takes the prize for truly vile political garbage with this despicable and wilful misinterpretation of Andrew Little’s desire to reform our punishment industry…
National MP Mark Mitchell has accused Justice Minister Andrew Little of “trivialising” an indecent assault in which a prisoner grabbed the bottom of a female prison officer.
The case was raised by Little in Parliament on Thursday when Mitchell, National’s justice spokesman, was questioning him about the numbers in prison who were “low-level criminals.”
…in his drive to build profile so he can stand for the Conservative Party and provide National with their support partner to win 2020, Mark Mitchell has taken a leaf out of millennial micro-aggression policing culture and wilfully misinterpreted a point Little made against the madness of the 3 strikes law so that he can take grave offence.
The 3 strikes legislation was supposed to lock up the worst of the worst for the most appalling crimes. In this situation, a prisoner had grabbed a female corrections officers buttocks. Technically that is indecent assault, but no one on the face of the planet could seriously suggest that equated to the worst example of indecent assault imaginable could they?
To lock someone up for a greater period of time because the crime technically falls within 3 strikes is pure counterproductive madness. That’s not to say that it wasn’t an awful experience for the corrections officer, it’s not to minimise the assault, but locking someone up forever for ‘pinching someone’s bum’ is an act of vengeance, it’s not justice and for Mitchell to seize upon the phrase Little has used to take offence is not only pathetic, it adds unnecessary spite from a public who have been conditioned by the media to hate prisoners.
Mark Mitchell is simply feeding the hate loop. That’s not political leadership, that’s political fear mongering.
This is all National have now, mock offence, grand accusations and empty claims. It’s as if Twitter has became the Opposition.
The worse bit is that the corporate mainstream media with their Troll Farms will be rolling in this mud all week.