Thursday, November 1, 2007
Open Letter to National's Mr Key.
Since when does the requirement for 1250 more police signal 'success' when in reality it is a sign of abject failure. These additional resources are not free Mr Key.
A sign of successful policing would a thousand less Police, Mr Key. District Commander Sandy Manderson placed the responsibility for 70% of crime on drug policy, specifically alcohol, whereas Welsh Police administration is saying 70% of crime is caused by drug policy failure .
[ Legalise all drugs: chief constable demands end to 'immoral laws' Independent, UK - 14 Oct 2007 Richard Brunstrom, the Chief Constable of North Wales, advocates an end to UK drug policy based on "prohibition".]
Someone is connecting the dots, Mr Key. There is our highly indicated policy initiative. Stop pandering to the electorate as being 'tough on crime' while you and yours irresponsibly abrogate control of drugs to criminal networks. Prohibition is not a conservative policy, it is radical invention of the 1970's. National's Mr Key is still running around with the same old toolkit in the forlorn hope that the longer he hangs onto it, it might fix something.
Nothing will undermine the prevalence of crime in this country more than wholesale drug policy reform and that wont come until we have the required conversation Mr Key.
If you want to fix whats broken National, start with a self examinination of your own policy principals.
There is nothing there that supports 'crime making policy' or deluding the public while filtching from it's purse.
Posted by Blair Anderson at 4:00 PM