Rethinking Crime and Punishment Director, Kim Workman, has caught Act MP David Garrett being less than honest about how many extra prisoners his draconian three strike law world create (the answer is about 14,000).
In a particularly aggressive media release yesterday Garrett claimed Workman’s figures were false.
Unfortunately for Garrett, Workman’s OIA request on the matter turned up not only the figures that Garrett claimed were wrong but a letter from corrections to Garrett providing those figures and dated December 2007.
Some of you will recall how much energy Act Party leader Rodney Hide devoted to chasing down Winston’s lies about a little over a hundred thousand dollars worth of political funding.
My question is what will he do about one of his own MPs who appears to have lied about information critical to criminal legislation that could cost taxpayers billions?