Little’s litany of lies

Reshuffle? Got to try something, I suppose

Facts?   Ermmmm….

The government is dismissing Labour’s criticism of it’s record in office as “just a pile of slogans”.

Party leader Andrew Little on Sunday used a pre-budget speech to accuse National of tilting the economy in favour of the rich.

“If working New Zealanders’ share of the economy hadn’t shrunk under National, the average family would now be $50 a week better off,” he said.

“Under the last Labour government, the share of economic growth going to wage and salary earners was over 50 per cent – today it’s 37 per cent.”

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says the data doesn’t stand up to scrutiny, and under National average wages have increased from $46,500 to $57,750 – more than twice the rate of inflation.

“He’s literally incorrect,” Mr Joyce told NZ Newswire.

Little’s a bald faced liar.

Ever since Labour has been dominated by the unions, the speeches have all been union speeches.  They work well when you are yelling at the choir, but they don’t stand any extended scrutiny.  Labour has a near-perfect record of making speeches in opposition that are riddled with lies, mistakes and mathematical errors.

Mr Little didn’t announce new policies in his speech choosing instead to list what he considered to be the government’s failures and explain what Labour would do.

“We will back the hopes and aspirations of middle New Zealand and have zero tolerance for poverty,” he said.

“That is what this government should do – and I will hold them to the challenge.”

Labour telling people what this government should do, not what it will do when it is in government.




– Peter Wilson, NZN via Yahoo!


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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.  And 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 that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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