Nats accused of beneficiary bashing for votes

National has admitted its proposed new benefit sanctions would only affect a fraction of the 90,000 young people who aren't working or getting an education.

It's led to accusations the party is going after the "Brash trash" and beneficiary bashing for votes.

Social Development spokesperson Anne Tolley eplains the plan to The AM Show along with barrister Catriona McLennan.