Sep 15, 2008

Is An Election Looming?

Labour's next Leader is talking about getting tougher with gangs - maybe even banning them. Good on Phil Goff for proposing this. It demonstrates again his superior leadership skills, sadly lacking elsewhere in your party. But isn't this a bit late in your nine years of Government to be raising this? Note the "personaal evaluation" comment.

Corrections Minister Phil Goff is weighing up the idea of outlawing gangs, based on a ban just introduced across the Tasman.
South Australia launched its crackdown this month with the declared aim to "get gang members to leave the gang or leave the state" by making it illegal for members to even talk to one another. Breaching the ban can lead to up to five years in prison.
Mr Goff told the Herald he was personally evaluating the ban, and if it worked, "then I'm 100 per cent in favour of it".