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Labour admits its advertising is misleading

Gerry Brownlee MP
National Party Shadow Leader of the House

20 October 2008

Labour admits its advertising is misleading

National Party Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says Helen Clark must withdraw and apologise for her party's intentionally misleading attack advertising.

"Labour and its mates have been running around the country telling New Zealanders that National was borrowing for tax cuts. But yesterday on TVNZ, Michael Cullen admitted that was not true."

In August the fair-weather Finance Minister was asked about National's sensible plan to slightly raise borrowing to build much-needed infrastructure and stimulate growth. He described it as borrowing for tax cuts.

Yesterday he admitted that was wrong, defending himself by saying 'at that stage they appeared to be engaged in sort of magic mirrors trick to borrow for tax cuts'. - (AGENDA - 19 Oct)

"Helen Clark and Labour always knew their claims were cynical election-year rhetoric. Their only election strategy is to once again try to scare people away from voting National, and they are prepared to tell outrageous lies to do it."

"Now that her Finance Minister has admitted their claims are untrue, Helen Clark should withdraw her false advertising immediately."

ENDS

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