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PM's Presser: John Key's Crime Speech Assaulted

PM's Presser: John Key's Crime Speech Assaulted

The PM addresses the press gallery on National Leader John Key's youth crime speech – and finds it guilty of being 'Labour-lite' - not that she has fully read it yet…


This afternoon the Prime Minister found time to dismiss National Leader John Key's youth crime orientated speech as 'Labour lite'. The Prime Minister pointed out that under her Government Police numbers have been significantly boosted and then pointed out the failings of past boot camp type 'send em to the army' schemes - 1990s schemes advocated by Mr Key in a slightly more touchy feely new millenium type way. The Prime Minister also addressed the death of Indonesia's former President Suharto. In the Prime Minister's opinion Mr Suharto left behind a mixed legacy not least because of Indonesia's appalling human rights record under his leadership.

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