Russell Brown had a good post last week about National’s dodgy use of statistics in the interest of pushing their gang legislation.
Jarrod Gilbert is understandably not pleased, having tried to correct the figures at the time.
Russell also cites the false Media7 figures used to close that down.
If National are willing to lie about minor planks like this, what will they make up to get their main agenda through?
Obviously their biggest policy was Asset Sales, which they started off telling us pre-2011 election would raise $10-12 billion, but raised less than $5 billion.
On the big issues of our times: they’re willing to manipulate inequality figures, but they just ignore climate change – presumably there’s no possible grooming of the figures to make them look good.
Between this and Dirty Politics, how can we trust a thing they say?