Where do we start with David Cunliffe’s increasingly long list of stuff ups.
This man would pretend to be Prime MInister but simply is prone to error, obfuscation, and cock-ups.
The Baby Bribe stuff up he blamed on a drafting error:
Labour leader David Cunliffe has admitted he got a key detail wrong when announcing his $60-a-week baby bonus policy.
Mr Cunliffe said in a speech on Monday that 59,000 families would get the bonus for a full year, but the actual number is closer to half that.
The baby bonus debate hit question time today with all the focus on that key line in his State of the Nation speech.
The fine print reveals 26,000 parents will be ineligible for six months because they get paid parental leave. This means only 33,000 will get it for the full year.
Mr Cunliffe has been forced to admit he got a key part of his State of the Nation speech wrong, and that has given the Government a clear attack line and a major distraction
How about his Electoral Act breach tweet?
Labour leader David Cunliffe has been warned by police over a message he posted on Twitter on November 30, the day of the Christchurch East by-election.
Cunliffe’s tweet urged residents to vote for Labour candidate Poto Williams, breaching electoral laws which ban any campaigning on election day.
“If you are resident in Christchurch East don’t forget to vote today – for Labour and Poto Williams!” Cunliffe wrote.
The Electoral Commission referred the tweet to police, with Cunliffe revealing today he had been warned.
“It was an inadvertent mistake which I regret. I took steps to rectify the error by immediately deleting the tweet and Labour also notified the returning officer as soon as possible,” he said.
“I have taken the warning on board and will not repeat the error.”Â Read more »