Stephen Franks' blog has leapt to life over the past few days. His latest is spot on;
Good to hear the Green and Maori Parties’ spirited defence of that ancient and vital principle. They oppose the bill to allow confiscation on suspicion of criminal connections. It would allow it without conviction, or even when a conviction is overturned.
Shame on the pusillanimous parties that supported it, especially NZ First and National. They should expose disgraceful smokescreen bills like these as Labour’s desperate attempt to look tough on crime.
In case you're a bit of a duffer like me, to save you looking it up 'pusillanimous' means cowardly.
Call that an epidemic? This is an epidemic.
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