Bill English tells us that the promise that they won the election on – that they’re the only Masters of Finance who could balance the government books (because that’s all that’s important… not child poverty, or housing, or climate change, or the current account deficit…) – now isn’t at all important to the public.
So after 9 years of Labour surpluses, we have 7 years of National deficits. The stuff that they constantly claim to be good at, they’re truly crap at. Who knows if they’ll deliver next year really?
And Bill tells us: they’ll get their surplus when I give it to them, and they’ll be grateful for it.