The Weekly Plug Head Smack Down

Clayton Cosgrove really is a marnus. Each week he asks a question of Judith Collins and each week he sits back down with egg all over his face.

Hon Clayton Cosgrove: Why does the Minister continue to claim that 600 extra police are being put on the streets by National, when she knows that approximately 380 of those new police recruits had already been funded by Labour in Budget 2008, which means, in fact, that National’s total contribution over the next 3 years is just 75 more police officers a year—not much more than one police officer per electorate?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS: As everybody in New Zealand should now know, most of the Labour Government’s policies were not actually funded. These ones are.