Labour: National’s deception an affront to democracy

Grant is having a tizzy

Voters this week have a clear choice between Labour’s optimism and honesty, or rewarding National’s campaign of relentless lies, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.

“Day after day National has been deliberately spreading lies about Labour, our intentions and what we will do in Government. New Zealanders deserve better than this.

“They’ve so run out of their own ideas that all they have is negativity and deception. National’s latest campaign ad today is yet another example of their desperate attempts to smear Labour.

“I’m calling National out for running a campaign that is an affront to democracy and the principles of honesty, decency and fairness. They need to pull down the attack ads and apologise to New Zealanders.

“National’s campaign has been a succession of lies to the New Zealand public, a campaign of sowing fear around the country. They have deliberately set out to deceive New Zealanders at every turn.

“We’ve seen it in Steven Joyce’s fictitious $11.7 billion hole, in National’s complete fabrication that Labour would raise income tax, and the divide National has raised between urban and rural New Zealanders.

In the end, Labour turned up with nothing more than a smile and a promise to look at things after the election with people they won’t name in advance.

That wasn’t enough to get Labour 5 weeks through to the election.

Whereas some weeks ago every media story was about Labour and how Labour would fix this, that and the other thing, they have now clearly gone on the defensive.

Talking about the opponent instead of yourself can be effective, but not when you just sound like a whiney bitch.   “But Sir!  He hit me FIRST!”.  Yeah yeah… whatever.

Labour had no plan.  They got a gift from above with Jacinda’s media footprint, and when that ran out, they had… nothing else.

“So I want to set the record straight: Labour will be a Government for the people of New Zealand. We will be a Government of opportunity and hope. And we will be honest.

“Labour will stick to our principles. A fair go for everyone. Shared prosperity. Helping every New Zealander achieve their dreams through equality of opportunity. Labour will be an honest Government,” says Grant Robertson.

Under Labour, 70 per cent of New Zealand families will be better off than under National’s package.

Not even the constant and most ridiculously large bribes did the trick.   In the end, enough people do realise that someone has to pay for it.  And the swing voters in the middle aren’t going to be voting for Labour to take money out of their pockets to hand it over to the perennially entitled.


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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.

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