Whaddyumean I screwed up? Oh, a nice family home near central Auckland for 300 grand - of course we can do it, er, um, er, just elect us and see.
That was this Tur key, no relation to John, at the Party Presidium mid November last year.
Now 70 days later he has admitted what every financial literate has been saying since that daft claim was made. $300 000 might get a little box at a cruddy address needing a heap of work. Only suitable for two people prepared to either sleep in bunks or have a shared use system where one sleeps and the other waits for a turn with the bed. The big announcement was total bollocks.
Today, the very refreshed and vigorous leader, albeit apparently temporary if a significant number of the posters at The Standard are to be believed, of the factionalised NZLP has finally admitted that a small family home somewhere in the city of sails might be created at $550 000. However, the pie in the sky claim it can be $10 000 a year, year on year, is still in the policy and remains unchallenged. Without a major revamp of land development and a serious reduction in consent costs, the claim is still total bollocks.Meanwhile, the dopy, incompetent, unquestioning cretins who pretend to be 2013 journalists won't even see the total hypocrisy in this major flip-flop.
Well, he is going to save us, isn't he, er, um, er, well, he thinks so as he said it and socialists never tell porkies to win elections . Do they?