“Frankly, it’s a market”

Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, April 3rd, 2008 - 9 comments
Categories: crime, humour, john key - Tags: , ,

That’s what Key said when asked about his plan to increase GP fees. A reader reckons Key’s planning to apply the same market logic to crime:


Great cartoon.

No wonder National’s Law and order Spokesperson, Simon Power, is distancing himself from Key’s policy.

9 comments on ““Frankly, it’s a market””

  1. Stephen 1

    I thought it was more about victims here, not actually stopping crime…

  2. Lampie 2

    hahaha like it

  3. Steve Pierson 3

    It’s a cartoon Stephen. It’s taking the piss.

    We’ve already dealt given the policy a serious critique here. http://www.thestandard.org.nz/?p=1517
    Just about every commentator says its a dumb idea and so does the guy who’s meant to be coming up with National’s law and order policy, Simon Power.

  4. Draco TB 4


  5. Ari 5

    lol, that’s great Steve XD I think the only thing that could’ve made it better would be a “Crime really won’t pay!” comment.

  6. Matthew Pilott 6

    Wait, wouldn’t people then have to steal to fund their criminality habit? 😉

  7. AncientGeek 7

    Great cartoon.. It has to be one of the most embarrassing ‘policy’ releases I’ve heard for a while. I think that whover said it was made up on the back of an envelope got it right.

  8. Matthew Pilott 8

    I think that was Ms King…

    I’m seriously wondering if Key came up with it all by himself – the thing about Power disowning it… Maybe he feels he can do no wrong. I hope the feelng persists.

  9. Stephen 9

    Well yeah it IS funny, esp if thats the extent of their law and order policy though i’d be a bit pissed off if I was Key and thats how my policy on victims was portrayed…and…ah wodeva

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