Monday, September 15, 2008

Slippery Liarbour in Policy Flip-Flop?

Remeber, this election is about trust and we cannot elect the slippery and evasive National Party because of their flip-flops, says Dear Leader.
So what do we see today from her would-be successor Phil Goff?
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".
"If it proves effective for the South Australians, we should seriously consider introducing it here," he said.
Sounds like a lovely pre-election populist policy for a leader more in tune with public opinion than Dear Leader. But, as the Herald notes, what has Liarbour said on banning gangs before.
Mr Goff's position differs from previous comments by Police Minister Annette King, who told Parliament in March 2006 and November last year that she did not not believe it was "feasible or possible" and to think it would actually work was "dreaming".
Now whether we see flip-flopping or not, if this is adopted as Liarbour policy, it is interesting to see a clear split in Liarbour between Goff and King. There again, I guess it won't be long before the surviving Liarbour MPs committ the ultimate flip-flop by switching support from the unelectable Dear Leader to the electable Mr Goff, unless Dear Leader quits on election night.
As they say, BBQ at Phil's place on the 9th!


WAKE UP said...

If I was in the armed forces or the police, anywhere, and this prat showed up, I'd want to quit and leave him to his fate.

Anonymous said...

So who's in charge of such police policy?
Is it Goff or is it King?

Not only do we have a split apapearing in the Liarbore ranks but the party is in such a state they are jockeying for power.


Clunking Fist said...

Is Liarbore a gang? What's the bet they draft the definition so poorly that Liarbore can conceivably be considered a gang…