Judith Collins

It’s simple, if you don’t flee then you don’t die [UPDATED]

The left-wing think the best way to solve the issue of people getting killed or injured when fleeing from Police is to stop the Police from chasing criminals.

Judith Collins says otherwise:

Crushing the cars of drivers who flee from police could reduce the number of attempted getaways, Police Minister Judith Collins says.

However, Collins says she backs the police and their handling of pursuits, despite a spate of crashes involving fleeing drivers.

A man, woman and 5-month-old baby were injured following a serious crash on State Highway 16, north of Auckland on Thursday afternoon – the third crash involving a police pursuit in recent weeks.

Police were pursuing the vehicle at the time it crashed after the driver failed to stop when police attempted to pull him over for speeding.

On Wednesday the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) called for police to alter their rules on pursuing drivers, saying they don’t reduce the risk to the public and rarely end successfully.

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No surprises here as Labour’s crime family continues to offend

Kelvin Davis went into bat for criminals being deported from Australia. Labour died in a ditch supporting rapists, murderers and violent offenders.

In their desperate bid to find their missing million in the prisons and detention centres of Australia, it should be of no surprise to anyone that these ratbags are causing trouble here too.

Almost a third of Kiwi criminals deported from Australia have continued their life of crime here, with some committing violent and sexual offences.

A police briefing to Police Minister Judith Collins in December showed 30 per cent of deportees had come to police attention for reoffending since December 2014.

That was the point when Australia began sending back New Zealand criminals who had done their time, as it tightened its visa cancellation rules.   Read more »

Crusher Collins disgusted with bail decision

Judith Collins is making her presence felt once again, commenting on the scumbag who has absconded after being released on bail.

Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins says on-the-run criminal Mathew Kidman should not have been granted bail.

A warrant for Kidman’s arrest was issued after he absconded on Friday. The 35-year-old has a long criminal history, peppered with attempts to escape law enforcement.

On Tuesday, Collins said the Department of Corrections did not recommend Kidman receive electronically monitored bail.   Read more »

Good news, Crusher wants crims in jail too

Remember that Taranaki judge who says the government is deliberately trying to keep people who deserve to be in jail, out of jail?

Well, Crusher has straightened things out.

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has strongly rejected a judge’s claim that the Government is trying to keep offenders out of jail.

Ms Collins said the comments by New Plymouth District Court Judge Allan Roberts were incorrect “for a range of reasons” and that neither the Government nor Parliament was directing probation officers to recommend penalties other than prison sentences.

On Friday, Justice Roberts sentenced 26-year-old Joshua Aaron Salvador Edwards to jail for breaching a sentence of community work, driving while disqualified and failing to stop. His probation officer’s report had recommended community detention.

The Taranaki Daily News reported that in sentencing Edwards, the judge said there was a “government direction” to probation officers to recommend non-prison sentences. Read more »

Face of the day


Today’s glamorous face of the day is simply dotty about fashion and her willingness to splash herself all over a women’s magazine is not unusual. Former Green MP Sue Bradford says women’s magazines are used by politicians to change people’s perceptions of them. For someone wanting to promote herself as a Prime Minister-in-waiting I think Jacinda has missed the boat. She gets extra bonus points for actually looking like that in real life but this is how a real Labour Prime Minister should look.

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Body language analysis of people in politics

…Apollo 11’s crew from left to right is Buzz Aldrin (the second man to walk on the Moon), Michael Collins(who orbited the Moon in the command module while his fellow explorers were on the moon’s surface),Neil Armstrong (the first man to walk on the Moon) are standing next to Barack Obama.

…Note the position of each man’s hands. From a body language perspective, the two men who walked on the moon – Neil and Buzz – show the highest level of confidence with their hands at their sides (most alpha). Michael Collins who did not walk on the moon has his left hand in his pocket – projecting a bit less confidence. President Obama who was just shy of eight years old when this historic event occurred is humbled to be in the presence of men who just aren’t famous – but historic. Thus Mr. Obama has his hands configured in what is known as a “fig-leaf” or “genital guarding”. Here this beta nonverbal signal is in deference to the living legends who are in his company.


Isn’t it interesting how the placement of the hands can show whether or not a politician is confident or Alpha. Now for no reason in particular here are five photos of New Zealand politicians. Going by what you have learned which one is the most Alpha do you think?

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Judith Collins hits the ground running

Stacey Kirk is surprised.  I don’t see why.

Barely a week back in Cabinet and, boy, has Judith Collins been busy.

She’s made two major announcements: $17 million to a cash-strapped Corrections Department; and a new scheme to make it easier for police to disclose a person’s violent criminal past to relevant people.

And she’s wasted no time in letting people know she’s in charge – placing herself at the head of projects she clearly had no part in.

A masterclass in PR became visible when police lined up an interview to tout the work they had been doing, over the course of months, to pull the disclosure scheme together.

Presumably under the Government’s “no surprises” policy, police informed Collins when she took office that the interview was planned.

This is where Collins is at her cynical best.

In there like a robber’s dog, it’s understood Collins’ office cancelled the police interview and requested police hand her briefing notes so she could do the interview instead.

The next day, however, that plan was scrapped and police were allowed to reinstate their interview after Collins, along with Justice Minister Amy Adams, issued a national press release. Read more »

Rodney Hide on Collins and Cunliffe

Rodney Hide uses his Herald on Sunday column to discuss the differences between the resurrection of Judith Collins and the demotion of David Cunliffe.

We had proof again these past days that politics is never fair and seldom simple. David Cunliffe dumped – Judith Collins promoted.

Fairness first.

Collins resigned from Cabinet over a year ago amid allegations of improper behaviour. A subsequent inquiry found no evidence of wrongdoing and she was cleared. Those making the allegations suffered no consequence but Collins did.

That’s politics. The allegations were damaging to National’s re-election chances and she had to go, irrespective of the validity of the attacks. In politics, there’s winning and losing and not much in between.

Last year, Labour was backing Cunliffe as the best person to lead New Zealand. He came second. Second is losing and Labour dropped Cunliffe and elected Andrew Little.

Little has now dumped Cunliffe to the party’s nether regions, signalling there’s no place for Cunliffe – well, not much of one – as long as he’s leader.

There is no allegation Cunliffe has done wrong and no suggestion his considerable talent is on the wane. There’s nothing fair about it.

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Hooton on Collins’ revival and leadership contenders

Matthew Hooton discusses the rehabilitation of Judith Collins.

Right now, if some personal tragedy were to befall Mr Key, there would be a period of shock and mourning and the prime ministership would pass to one of his close lieutenants, most probably his deputy Bill English.  Were there a more managed transition over the next four or five years, with Mr Key still popular, incoming Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, Energy and Transport Minister Simon Bridges or even Justice Minister Amy Adams would be contenders.  A premium would be placed on a record of loyalty to the current regime.  (Despite the big-noting of his associates, Steven Joyce would never have the numbers.)

Ms Collins is not preparing for those circumstances.  Her moment comes if and when the public develops fatigue with Mr Key’s blancmange style of politics and perceives his government’s lack of a serious reform programme will only ever deliver slow relative economic decline, out of the first world and into the second.

Steve Joyce hasn’t a chance, and despite the claims of Hooton, Garner and others neither does Paula Bennett. I’m prepared to put money on that…the only rider on that is the feeling that caucus might want someone to take one for the team in the chook and in that case Paula Bennett will qualify ably in that regard.

Over the past year, Ms Collins has proven herself a highly astute political player.  To force her return to government, she adopted the doctrine that “it’s the squeaky wheel that gets the oil” – a strategy that seldom fails with the risk-averse poll-driven fruitcakes running Mr Key’s government.  Ms Collins pursued the strategy with aplomb, never crossing the line into outright sabotage.

Ms Collins also made clear to her supporters on the right of the party, in the Auckland business community and among the law-and-order brigade that she was more one of them than the wets and corporate-welfarists who currently dominate Mr Key’s circle.

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Trotter on politicians, politics and bastards

Chris Trotter has a piece on the return of Judith Collins, and in that piece he makes the following observation:

The answer lies with, and in, us – the New Zealand electorate. Our steady disengagement from the political process (in which we were once amongst the world’s most enthusiastic participants) has been accompanied, and justified, by the widely-held belief that politics has become an almost entirely disreputable profession. Those who enter it are greeted with a knowing cynicism – as if both the voter and the politician have entered into a secret agreement that nothing good will ever come from the latter’s intentions and achievements.

In practical terms, this means that it is the honest and principled politicians who attract the most scathing condemnation. Such people have clearly failed to understand their job description, which demands only a show of decency – and not even that if the politician’s indecent objectives can be achieved swiftly, decisively – and with ostentatious brutality.

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