It is entirely unsurprising that a party full of unionists and teachers can’t get their numbers right. Labour is now back-pedaling on the costs of paid parental leave and in the process proving the point that they are unfit to govern.
David Shearer has admitted that their figures are as dodgy as a Meatworkers Union set of accounts in his press statement on Paid Parental Leave.
“One area that certainly needs more discussion is in the costing the Government is using, which appears to be Labour’s costing from before the election. This doesn’t include offsets for savings from things such as reduced demand for childcare subsidies.”
This is a clear admission that Labour’s costings before the election were pulled from their proverbial – and now the new Leader has been flushed out on the numbers by the Government using labour’s own figures. You can’t trust Labour with its numbers. I imagine their CGT numbers are a dodgy as the paid parental leave numbers.
It also makes a mockery of Sue Moroney’s fake surprise at the numbers that the Government was quoting – she knew the cost of Labour’s policy (it was her rather large arse they pulled them from int he first place) and chose to obfuscate.
Unfortunately for Labour the economic geniuses who came up with Labour’s Mickey Mouse numbers are still calling the shots.