Patrick Gower is off on one of his typical personal crusades against Labour again today: Andrew Little must apologise to John Shewan (yes of all the urgent issues in the world and NZ, this is top of Gower’s list). Dita DeBoni has the perfect reply:
Perhaps the Government might want to say sorry
The Government should apologise to the people of New Zealand for treating them with utter contempt and total disrespect.
The language is a parody of the Gower rant.
They have been caught out, time after time, speaking untruths – about really important stuff – and refusing to rectify problems, let alone admit to them.
This week alone, it emerged from tax expert John Shewan that the country’s laws around tax-free trusts were inadequate and the trusts were probably being used as tax havens – as the IRD has warned several times previously.
It’s completely contrary to what John Key has assured us for so many months.
Mr Key got that wrong, and has to put it right.
Bill English was found to have pulled figures out of the ether when making his claim that the country could not afford paid parental leave.
Alarmingly for a Finance Minister, he seemed to be unable to calculate that Sue Moroney’s proposal would add just $120 million – not $240 million – a year, to his budget.
Where’s his apology for getting this rather large sum wrong? …
And so on, there’s plenty more, go read the full piece at One News.
That hiding would be me walking through Parliament, across Bowen St to coffee shop on The Tce & back. More like lazy journo
— Andrew Little (@AndrewLittleMP) June 29, 2016
Update: Patrick Gower must apologise…
Andrew Little has fronted up with a letter confirming John Shewan signed off on his final statement.
— Newshub Politics (@NewshubPolitics) June 29, 2016