Joyce kicks Cunliffe in the nuts.

David Cunliffe’s claims of an exodus from the provinces has proved to be a hollow attack, the facts simply don;t match the rhetoric. Steven Joyce has kicked Cunliffe hard in the slats.

Labour caught making stuff up – again

Results from the 2013 Census shows Labour and its leader have been caught making stuff up with population growth spread right across the country, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

“Population growth occurred in 15 of the country’s 16 regions between 2006 and 2013 – hardly the widespread exodus from the regions as claimed by the Leader of the Opposition,” Mr Joyce says. 

“Mr Cunliffe claimed people were leaving regions such as Taranaki in droves. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Taranaki grew by 5.3 per cent between 2006 and 2013 and has 5484 extra people now living in the region.

“He is also way off beam with his claims that incomes in the regions have fallen.

“Mr Cunliffe stated that real median weekly incomes have dropped by $24 in Taranaki. Wrong again. Since the 2006 income survey, real after tax weekly incomes in Taranaki have increased by $85. And the other examples he used for Southland and Waikato are also totally incorrect.

“This is a stunt that has backfired. There will be red faces all round in Labour following David Cunliffe’s embarrassing exaggerations and made up statistics.

“Labour will clearly stop at nothing to talk down the good progress being made across our regional economies.

“It confirms a bad start in the integrity stakes for the new Labour leader. He’ll have to do a lot better than this if he wants the public to trust him.”


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  • blokeintakapuna

    if only he could put in his CV – then the MSM would believe him…

  • GazzW

    JK did a brilliant opening number on Cunliffe at the start of QT. Not a great start for Cunliffe – he’s had a right smacking today.

    • Col

      Saw that, it was a good spanking by JK.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      GazzW – can you provide me a link if possible? If not, you will get a Fenton :-)

      • GazzW

        I’m a tecko dyslexic SCS – I am sure someone else will do the job for you. It was first up in QT and lasted for about ten minutes. Does that get me an Arden instead?

        • Roger

          Len’s the one with the arden…

      • peterwn

        The question was as good as a patsy – Grant Robertson was warned he would be kicked out as he was raising points of order to interrupt John Key’s response.

  • Macca

    The Taranaki Daily must be a slimy little socialist rag to print such a one sided load of tripe!

  • Pissedoffyouth

    David Cuntliffe making things up? no way!

  • cows4me

    Speaking from Taranaki , the province is in overdrive. My mates with trades are flat out, my relations in the oil industries have more work then they can handle, small local business has plenty of work on and farming, well that’s looking very bright to in fact there is a shortage of tractor drivers for seasonal agricultural contracting. Cunny is either making shit up or the man is a total fucktard.

    • GazzW

      It was interesting that Duynhoven got a good kicking Cows. I thought he was a local icon.

      • cows4me

        Only to the left Gazz, seems he isn’t taking it to well either, oh dear how sad.

        • GazzW

          Good to know. He seemed to be a permanent feature of NP politics. Just like Northey in Maungakiekie. Noses in the trough for way too long.

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Local icon!! ha ha ha

    • metalnwood

      ‘Cunny is either making shit up or the man is a total fucktard.’

      Surely, in this case, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive?

  • Gaz

    Cunliffe owned John Key and Labour at question time take off your fading blue now opaque glasses,Labour look like the actual govt ,I have met Joyce in business before he was minister , he seriously had no clue.Lol

    • Pissedoffyouth

      Perhaps its time to go back to school and learn how to form a sentence before you progress to adult things like politics?

    • Col

      That’s why your here on this site Gaz and he is an MP.

    • GazzW


    • Hazards001

      What business was that then? lol! Seriously…LOL

    • jb


  • M3N78L

    Cunners is a snollygoster. I wouldn’t trust him in an isolation cell.

    • Col

      He would lie his way out.

    • What a fabulous word, snollygoster! I had to look it up. Love it!

  • Col

    I m wondering if Cunnyleft has the same Spin doctor Shearer had sounds similar?

  • Pragmatist

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good story……Helen taught them all well……with IQ’s the size of pond life you can’t really expect much more from the loony left. What we would all give for a decent leader……of any party……

  • Gaz

    He has them (national) right now in such a short time things have changed in av ery big way enjoy your new Labour govt in 2014 suckkeerz

  • Gaz

    then John Banks got put up for legislative guillotining Lol.