A goody-two-shoes popped up at a select committee meeting today to bat for more and better prison tucker.
We should be by no means surprised to learn this food fanatic comes from the fevered ranks of the Green Party.
In a select committee this morning, Green Party corrections spokesman David Clendon asked officials whether the budget for feeding prisoners would be raised.
Should Clendon ever become Minister for Corrections – God forbid – this suggests taxpayers would be called on to cough up more generously for our jailbirds’ tucker.
Whether the jailbirds would thank him is open to question because on his watch they likely would be treated to a vegetarian diet packed with muesli, yogurt, nuts and and what-have-you.
This isn’t too far removed from what they get now, according to this sample menu published today in the NZ Herald: