Phil Goff – The cut and paste politician

Where did Phil Goff get his inspiration for his Police Association speech?

Has Phil Goff become the cut and paste speech maker? I think he has.

Judith Collins on fleeing drivers – 18 Sept

“Police will be damned if they do and damned if they don’t.”

Phil Goff on fleeing drivers – Police Association speech 15 October

“What is difficult for officers is that you are damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

Judith Collins on courageous cop Mike O’Leary – 13 October

“His courage is an inspiration.”

Phil Goff on Mike O’Leary – Police Association speech 15 Oct ober

“His courage and selflessness was inspirational.”

Judith Collins – 29 June

“An opportunity exists to look very hard at different ways of approaching crime and justice, with an emphasis on preventing crime.”

Phil Goff – Police Association speech 15 October

“Prevention is always better than cure.”

Judith Collins on fleeing drivers – 28 August

“A very strong message needs to be sent that if they run, there is a good chance they or other innocent people will die,”

Phil Goff on fleeing drivers – Police Association speech 15 October

“The evidence has never been clearer – drivers who try to outrun police are likely to kill themselves or innocent people.”

Judith Collins – 13 October

“Officers will spend less time behind desks and more time on the streets where they can respond more quickly to calls for service.”

Phil Goff – Police Association speech 15 October

“Too much of the time is taken up on paper work and other compliance requirements which take officers away from front line duties.”

Close Up – 22 June

The Police Minister, Judith Collins, says she will look at increasing fines for failing to stop.

Phil Goff – Police Association speech 15 October

Labour is committed to tightening up the laws on failure to stop.

Judith Collins – 13 October

“Criminal gangs generate much of the crime in the community in the form of drug dealing, violence and money laundering.”

Phil Goff – Police Association speech 15 October

“A huge amount of the crime in our community ultimately routes back to organised crime – including drugs, money laundering and violence.”


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