Corrections have the ultimate hospital pass with the Beast of Blenheim, but they are making the best of it in Whanganui.
It doesn’t help that Michael Laws and some knuckle-draggers are stirring up nastiness and hatred behind the scenes – all with a view to ousting the mayor, and in reality nothing to do with getting the beast out.
So what Corrections should do is call Michael Laws’ bluff.
They should say:
“OK, you don’t want the beast and you hate Corrections. That’s fine. We’ll move him elsewhere.
“And by the way, we’ll also close Whanganui prison and move the three hundred jobs that go with it to another town.”
What a great victory that would be for Whanganui. Oh, wait…