Crime, whether static or out of control, is going to be part of our election year “top ten”. I suspect National’s $50 fine policy didn’t quite get the glowing endorsments they were hoping for (see why here). So when I spotted this story at the Guardian, I thought it looked just like a new National policy in the making:
“Caroline Spelman, chair of the Conservative party, yesterday backed calls for the parents of child offenders to be forced to do community service alongside their offspring, suggesting a toughening of the party’s approach to antisocial behaviour.”
Anyone care to predict the likelihood?