The gallery are scurrying around demanding to know how Labour will fund its new policies. Fair enough, but can anyone find me a single line from a news-story questioning where National’s $400 million for super-teachers was coming from?
This is a routine double-standard in our politics. National get to announce stuff and the money appears by magic, left-wing parties have to account for every dollar. I guess the assumption is that Key is a former merchant banker and English is a former Treasury official so they can both be trusted to be totally accurate and scrupulous about finances.