So why a Friday?

Labour promised us they would show us the money on Friday. Everyone knows that politicians only release bad news on Friday’s. Even Lianne Dalziel knows that:

As a former minister I know exactly why a government chooses to release a report on a Friday afternoon. It virtually ensures the scrutiny the report might otherwise receive does not happen.

Experts usually aren’t available to read the report and comment by the Friday evening news deadline and it is no longer news on Monday.

So tell me again why Phil Goff and David Cunliffe timed their announcement for Friday?


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