With Close up, National don’t need a spin department
You can understand why National are still soaring in the polls, with Close Up, National don’t need a spin department. Monday Nights Close Up, hosted by former National Party candidate, Paul Henry did an investigation (and I use that word in its broadest possible sense) on using shipping containers to house prisoners. The ‘investigation’ turned out to be a piece on luxury container accommodation and ignored completely the fact that National don’t intend to house one prisoner per container but 3-4 prisoners per container, it’s like double bunking but worse. All this will result in is more assaults, more rapes and more prisoner abuse, dehumanizing damaged individuals will only see these men explode once release. Saving money to allow for National’s medieval law and order policy at the cost of a safe environment shows how far to the right NZ has shifted.