For the second time in as many weeks, David Farrar has lied to his readers over at kiwiblog.
The first lie was that David Cunliffe had pledged to change electoral law under urgency with no consensus . That is complete and utter bollocks, Cunliffe said no such thing, all he said was that Labour would introduce a policy, no mention of urgency etc. See for yourself here.
The second lie from Farrar is in a post today that claims Labour’s earthquake court already exists (it doesn’t) and he also claims the taxpayer would pay for all costs of the court. Again a lie, the cost of the courts will be added to the settlements which the insurance companies will pay if they lose.
Farrar shows he is being deceptive by quoting the first sentence in the paragraph…To reduce the burden on families all costs, including lawyers’ costs and expert witness fees, will be paid for by the Crown.
Yet he ignores the second sentence..The Crown will recoup those costs from the insurance companies and EQC as a levy in proportion to the size of the awards granted by the Court.
Even though it is Farrar we’re talking about, these tactics from him are really pathetic.