I am entirely unsympathetic to John Banks, Glenda Fryer, Auckland Grammar's grass manager, the NZ Herald or Auckland in general at the ugly sore thumb of the new Mt Eden prison. And welcome back to James, who was enraged enough to vent his spleen at Editing the Herald.
High security buildings aren't pretty. The Wellington police station is a case in point:
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This is what you get with the nonsense of policy by polls. According to polls, most people want lower taxes, tougher criminal punishments and no prisons in their back yard. The reality is we're locking up a record amount of people and they've got to go somewhere. It costs a lot, and the $$s is not the half of it.