The missing numbers

David Farrar blogs about and explains Labour’s missing numbers. They handed them out to the media but strangely have decided to keep the rest of New Zealand in the dark about them. Fortunately I can put those figures up for Labour since they seem to want to keep them secret.

Labour table

The table shows that far from David Cunliffe’s assertion that labour wouldbe paying down debt they actually have heroic assumptions on all sorts of things as well as significant new borrowing to pay for Labour spending.

But even on their creative figures, Labour won’t actually cover their spending promises until 2019.  Between now and then the plan appears to be borrow and hope.

As an aside, I note that the images on adverts and these documents all carry an authorisation statement. Unlike the ones that Labour are being prosecuted for. Remember they claimed that they had Phil Goff’s name on them and so it was ok. These ones carry four words that are missing from any other Labour materials up till now. “Authorised by Rick Barker”. Now the Electoral Commission knows who to prosecute for the previous complaints. Oh and nice to see that the taxpayer have paid for the promotion of Labour party policy.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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