National wrong foots Labour

Labour is now in the unenviable position of having to dance to Nationals tune or looking like the gooseberry at the dance.
By proposing a Private Members Bill to fix a mistake and wanting to pay back the error National has clearly wrong-footed Labour. Both senior labour decision makers have dithered when faced with questions. Michael Cullen scoffed at the issue and then denied he had seen the bill on Larry Williams NewsTalk show last night and Clark claimed to paul Holmes this morning that she hadn't seen it either.
They are clearly stalling for time, trying desperately to see a way out of this.
To deny the bill will look petty and self serving, to allow it will put pressure on them to repay something they have claimed all along was legitimate and for which they clearly do not have the funds for.
National has clearly out foxed Labour on this issue. 

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