Ahead of the final leaders’ debate tonight, 08wire has produced a video on John Key’s lies in the second debate.
What strikes me about these lies is how they are, for the most part, of the ‘New Zealand sucks’ ilk and that they are quite petty. I guess telling lots of smaller lies lessens the likelihood that the media will call Key to account, as they might with larger lies, but it also means he makes himself a liar over small beer. Not something most people would sacrifice their integrity for.
Expect him to repeat the same lies tonight. As with the previous two debates, there will be live fact checking on The Standard.