- Feb 3, 2018
No because the death penalty is the ultimate form of justice. It's the best deterrent to ensure there are no repeat offenders. Furthermore, in purely political terms look at it this way. 100% of parties support the abolition of the death penalty. 38% of the people support the death penalty, 38% of the electorate have no party which supports their views bar the NP. If the NP were to do a backflip as you suggest and say they now oppose the death penalty they have lose open access to those 38% of people who voted in favour of retention of the death penalty.