Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Three strikes?

When National ran for power in 2008, it promised three core policies: it would get tough on crime, with a three strikes policy and automatic DNA testing of those arrested. And it would get tough on beneficiaries, particularly solo parents, by forcing them back to work.

Every single one of those policies has now been found to be inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act.

I think that says a lot about National's commitment to fundamental human rights.