If he stands true to his principles, National justice spokesman Simon Power will soon be criticising the cost of their proposed new prison.
You’ll note in this story that National proposes to build a prison (for their new reactionary justice policy) at a cost of $314 million. That is $548,951 per bed. Or not far off the $650,000 cost per bed Power criticised Labour for spending on a bed at the new Milburn Prison in Otago and the $585,000 per bed at Springhill he moaned about. Undoubtedly, National’s prison would also come in over budget.
Oops. Will we hear a retraction? Or has National just switched from beating one populist drum to another, not caring whether they’re still playing the same tune?