ACT is so desperate for some publicity that – Act’s David Seymour calls out National’s law and order policy
Act leader David Seymour has launched an attack on National over its law and order policy and over a claim by National campaign chairman Steven Joyce that Seymour might be trailing in his Epsom seat.
He has compared National to criminals.
The tone of Seymour’s attack on the law and order policy – to send the worst youth offenders to an Army-run boot camp – is more like that of New Zealand First or another Opposition party.
“National are the worst re-offenders in youth crime”, the headline of his press statement said.
He correctly pointed out that the boot camp policy was previously announced by John Key – in 2008 when he was in Opposition – and said it had failed because National did not want to commit to addressing youth crime beyond slogans.
“If National can’t even break their own cycle of behaviour, how can they hope to break the cycle of failed families and youth offenders who cause so much damage to New Zealand society?”
So, open warfare between supposed coalition partners in the run-up to the election. Just imagine what would happen if the Greens were attacking Labour like this.