The past three months of financial statements have shown National’s books were worse than expected, raising serious questions about National’s management of the economy, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.
“In November, December and January National’s books were worse than predicted. At the same time National MPs have been hyping the economy up to the rafters.
“For the November figures Treasury said there were timing issues. They said the same for December. But the third time even Treasury admits it doesn’t know why the books are even more in the red.
“Once looks like misfortune, twice looks like carelessness. Three times sounds like mismanagement.