Only his boss agrees

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There is no hole. Wow! I’m amazed at the dogged declarations being made by Steven Joyce. He claims Labour has an $11.7 billion hole in its budget, but at least eight well-respected economists do not agree with him. They are ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie, former principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Shamubeel Eaqub, NZ Initiative Research Fellow Sam Warburton, Newsroom economics editor Bernard Hickey, NZ Herald economic columnist Brian Fallow, data/economics journalist Keith Ng, Fairfax political reporter Dr Vernon Small and BERL executive director Ganesh Nana.

It seems the only person who agrees with Mr Joyce is his boss, Bill English.

Mary-Ann de Kort

There is no hole. Wow! I’m amazed at the dogged declarations being made by Steven Joyce. He claims Labour has an $11.7 billion hole in its budget, but at least eight well-respected economists do not agree with him. They are ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie, former principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Shamubeel Eaqub, NZ Initiative Research Fellow Sam Warburton, Newsroom economics editor Bernard Hickey, NZ Herald economic columnist Brian Fallow, data/economics journalist Keith Ng, Fairfax political reporter Dr Vernon Small and BERL executive director Ganesh Nana.

It seems the only person who agrees with Mr Joyce is his boss, Bill English.

Mary-Ann de Kort

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