The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday – 4th June 2016




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  1. JonKey big liar list

    1.I promise to always be honest
    2.I will not be hiring Crosby/Textor
    3.The Government I lead will be a Government of good standards.
    4.we are not going to sack public servants, the attrition rate will reduce costs
    5.we are not going to cut working for families
    6.I firmly believe in climate change and always have
    7.We seek a 50% reduction in New Zealand’s carbon-equivalent net emissions, as compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. 50 by 50. We will write the target into law.
    8.National Ltd™ will provide a consistent incentive for both biofuel and biodiesel by exempting them from excise tax or road user charges
    9.National Ltd™ will increase the number of front line police officers by 600 before the end of 2011
    10.there is no truth in Nicky Hager’s book “The Hollowmen”
    11.I didn’t know about The Bretheren election tactics
    12.If they came to us now with that proposal [re trans-Tasman Therapeutic Goods regime], we will sign it
    13.I can’t remember my position on the 1981 Springbok Tour
    14. Tranzrail shares
    15.I did not mislead the House (1)
    16. Lord Ashcroft
    17.National Ltd™ would not have sent troops into Iraq
    18.Standard & Poors credit downgrade
    19.the double-down grade doesn’t really matter and its only about private sector debt
    20.I did not mislead the House (2)
    21.I didn’t say I want wages to drop
    22.I can’t remember why I voted against increasing the minimum wage
    23.lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour will increase unemployment
    24.the real rate of inflation is 3.3 percent.
    25.the tourism sector has not lost 7,000 jobs I have never heard of Whitechapel
    27.I won’t raise GST
    28.people who are on the average wage and have a child are $48 a week better off after the rise in GST
    29.the purchase of farmland, by overseas buyers will be limited to ten farms per purchase
    30.the Pike River Mine was consented to under a Labour Government promises were made to get the remains of the miners out of the Pike River mine
    32.I did not provide a view on the safety of the Pike River coalmine
    33.I did not mislead the House (3)
    34.capping, not cutting the public service
    35.raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour will cost 6000 jobs
    36.north of $50 a week
    37.privatisation won’t significantly help the economy
    38.wave goodbye to higher taxes, not your loved ones
    39.I never offered Brash a diplomatic job in London
    40.Tariana Turia is “totally fine” with the Tuhoe Treaty Claim deal
    42.National Ltd™ is not going to radically reorganise the structure of the public sector cuts won’t require additional borrowing
    44.New Zealand does not have a debt problem
    45.New Zealand troops in Afghanistan will only be involved in training, not fighting
    46.the wage gap between New Zealand and Australia has closed under my National Ltd™ government
    47.It took 9 years for Labour to make a complete and utter mess of the economy
    48.National Ltd™ has changed the Overseas Investment Act to include 19 different criteria
    49.the price of goods and services has risen by 6 percent since the last election, while the after-tax average wage has actually gone up by 16 percent, although its a week ago and here I am being interviewed on television about them, I havn’t seen Gerry Brownlee’s comments regarding demolitions in Christchurch and which caused such outrage, but I can talk all about them
    51.our SAS soldiers were not involved in the Kabul Hotel gunfight
    52.the use of the Vela brother’s helicopter was required so I could attend meetings relating to national/international security concerns
    53.the DPS makes the decision about accompanying the Prime Minister or not, I had no choice but to take them on holiday to Hawaii
    54.I did not mislead the House (4)
    55.oh, maybe our SAS soldiers were in the Kabul hotel gun fight but they weren’t wounded by friendly fire
    56.New Zealand has lost $12 billion from GDP due to the Christchurch earthquake . . . oh, it might actually be around $15 billion from GDP due to the Christchurch earthquake . . . Blinglish said what?
    57.10,000 houses will have to be demolished in Christchurch due to the earthquake
    58.14,000 new apprentices will start training over the next five years, over and above the number previously forecast
    59.our amendments to the ETS ensure we will continue to do our fair share internationally
    60.we are committed to honouring our Kyoto Protocol obligations
    61.any changes to the ETS will be fiscally neutral
    62.New Zealand has grown for eight of the last nine quarters”
    63.National Ltd™ will tender out the government banking contract
    64.we will be back in surplus by 2014-15
    65.Nicky Hager’s book “Other People’s Wars” is a work of fiction
    66.unemployment is starting to fall
    67.we have created 60,000 jobs
    68.we have created 45,000 jobs
    69.the 2011 Budget will create in the order of 170,000 jobs
    70.I don’t know if I own a vineyard, I did not mislead the House (5)
    72.the Isreali spy killed in the Christchurch quake had “only one” passport
    73.the Police will not need to make savings by losing jobs
    74.I voted to keep the drinking age at 20
    75.New Zealand is 100% Pure
    76.I’ve been prime minister for four years, and it’s really 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in New Zealand is attracting more government support
    78.the decision to buy brand new BMWs was made by the Department of Internal Affairs without reference either to their minister or to me
    79.I didn’t have a clue that Ministerial Services, which I am in charge of, was going to buy brand new BMWs
    80.even though four of my ministers knew all about it, I didn’t have a clue that brand new BMWs were being bought.
    81.even though my Chief of Staff met with officials to discuss purchase of the the brand new BMWs, I didn’t have a clue
    82.even though I personally signed papers discussing the matter, I still didn’t have a clue
    83.Labour forced us into buying the brand new BMWs, its their fault
    84.ummm, look, sorry about that BMW thing , it was because I was so upset
    85.I did not describe David Beckam as thick as batshit
    86.I did not mislead the House (6)
    87.the public demanded that we change the labour laws for The Hobbit
    88.“The Hobbit” created 3000 new jobs
    89.we have delivered 800 extra doctors in the public service
    90.I did not mislead the House (7)
    91.I wasn’t working at Elders when the sham foreign exchange deals took place
    92.I was starting School Certificate exams in 1978
    93.I don’t know who arrived on the CIA jet to visit the spies I am responsible for
    94.reducing barriers to property developers will increase the availability of affordable housing
    95.Labour left the economy in poor shape
    96.forecasts show unemployment will fall
    97.we have closed the wage gap with Australia by $27
    98.Ngati Porou and Whanau Apanui are not opposed to mining
    99.I have not had any meetings with Media Works
    100.our [NZ’s] terms of trade remain high
    101.the TPPA is an example of democracy
    102.the TPPA will still have to be ratified by Parliament
    103.National Ltd™ will use the proceeds of state asset sales to invest in other public assets, like schools and hospitals
    104.New Zealand troops will be out of Afghanistan by April 2013
    105.overseas investment in New Zealand adds to what New Zealanders can invest on their own
    106.overseas investment in New Zealand creates jobs, boosts incomes, and helps the economy grow
    107.National Ltd™ will build 2000 houses over the next two years
    108.there are only 4 New Zealand SAS soldiers in Bamiyan and all working in the area of logistics and planning only
    109.selling state assets will give cash equity to those companies
    110.the Sky City deal will provide 1000 construction jobs and 800 casino jobs
    111.all five bidders for the convention centre were treated equally office has had no correspondence, no discussions, no involvement with the Sky City deal
    113.I did not mislead the House (8)
    114.I can’t remember what was discussed at my meeting with the SkyCity Chief Executive on 14 May 2009
    115.I have no record of the 12 November 2009 email from Treasury advising that the SkyCity deal was dodgy and needed to be referred to the Auditor General
    116.there was nothing improper about the Sky City deal
    117.SkyCity will only get “a few more” pokie machines at the margins
    118.any changes to gambling regulations will be subject to a full public submission process
    119.Sky City has approached TVNZ about the purchase/use of government-owned land
    120.I did not mislead the House (9)
    121.this government has been very transparent about all its dealings with SkyCity
    122.I did not mislead the House (10)
    123.the Auditor General has fully vindicated National over the Sky City deal
    124.I did not mislead the House (11)
    125.the Deputy Auditor General supports the view that there was nothing inappropriate about the Sky City deal
    126.I did not mislead the House (12)
    127.I did not breach the confidentiality of the Auditor General’s Report into the Sky City deal
    128.the Labour Government did exactly the same sort of deal back in 2001
    129.Labour has promised to not revoke the Sky City legislation
    130.the construction of the new SkyCity convention centre will not cost taxpayers or ratepayers a cent with SkyCity meeting the full project costs in return for some concessions from the Government
    131.there’s a 50/50 chance the Hobbit is going off shore unless we do something
    132.David Shearer has signed up for the purchase of shares in Mighty River
    133.Solid Energy asked the government for a $1 billion capital investment
    134.National will not be using $100 million from the sale of Mighty River Power shares to bail out Solid Energy
    135.fracking has been going safely on in Taranaki for the past 30 years without any issues frontline positions will be lost at DOC
    137.Iain Rennie came to me and recommended Fletcher for the GCSB job
    138.I told Cabinet that I knew Ian Fletcher
    139.I forgot that after I scrapped the shortlist for GCSB job I phoned a life-long friend to tell him to apply for the position
    140.I told Iain Rennie I would contact Fletcher
    141.I haven’t seen Ian Fletcher in a long time.
    142.I did not mislead the House (13)
    143.I have no reason to doubt at this stage that Peter Dunne did not leak the GCSB report
    144.I called directory service to get Ian Fletcher’s number
    145.the new legislation narrows the scope of the GCSB
    146.the GCSB has been prevented from carrying out its functions because of the law governing its functions
    147.because the opposition is opposed the GCSB law amendments, parliamentary urgency is required
    148.the increasing number of cyber intrusions which I can’t detail or discuss prove that the GCSB laws need to be extended to protect private enterprise was always the intent of the GCSB Act to be able to spy on New Zealanders on behalf of the SIS and police
    150.National Ltd™ is not explanding the activities of the GCSB with this new law
    151.cyber terrorists have attempted to gain access to information about weapons of mass destruction held on New Zealand computers
    152.the law which says the GCSB cannot spy on New Zealanders is not clear totally incorrect that the Government effectively through GCSB will be able to wholesale spy on New Zealanders
    154.we self identified that there was a problem with the GCSB spying on Kim Dotcom
    155.the illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was an isolated incident
    156.The advice I have had in 4 years as a Minister is that in no way ever has there been an indication of unlawful spying
    157.the Ministerial Warrant signed by Bill English did not cover anything up
    158.I wasn’t briefed about the raid on Kim Dotcom’s home.
    159.first I heard I heard about Kim Dotcom was on 19 January 2012
    160.first I heard about the illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was in 17 September 2012
    161.I did not mislead the House (14)
    162.I won’t be discussing Kim Dotcom during my Hollywood visit.
    163.The Human Rights Commission couldn’t get its submission on the GCSB legislation in on time. would cost too much to for the police and SIS to carry out the spying on New Zealanders that this new legislation will permit
    165.critics of the GCSB legislation, including the Law Society, the Human Rights Commission, and the Privacy Commission, are all uninformed, I did not mislead the House (15)
    167.I do not know how Mr Henry is conducting the Inquiry, I did not mislead the House (16)
    169.the Henry Inquiry had permission to view Ministers’ emails, I did not mislead the House (??)
    171.we do not spy on journalists
    172.the passing of phone records to the Henry Inquiry was an error on the part of a contractor
    173.I wasn’t aware that my own Chief of Staff was instructing Parliamentary Services to hand over information concerning journalist Andrea Vance
    174.National Ltd™ has never tried to impinge on the role of the media
    175.I had nothing to do with information on a journalist being handed over to the inquiry into the leaking of the GCSB report
    176.the terms of the inquiry made it clear to everyone that it was only the phone records of parliamentary staff and ministers that were to be provided
    177.I have the utmost respect for the media and the role it plays in New Zealand’s democracy
    178.the Henry Inquiry did not access a journalist’s building-access records
    179.the Henry Inquiry did not ask for phone and email records, I did not mislead the House (17)
    181.the Greens are opposed to the GCSB and the SIS even existing
    182.the GCSB needs to spy on New Zealanders because there are al-Qaeda terrorists in New Zealand
    183.the GCSB is not sharing meta-data with the NSA
    184.John Minto is in the Green Party
    185.the GCSB needs to spy on New Zealanders because of the terrorist threat, even though official reports released over my signature say there is no risk and the SIS has the matter in hand
    186.the GCSB Bill does not give the GCSB the power to look at the content of communications as part of its cyber-security functions, I did not mislead the House (18)
    188.Edward Snowden hacked into the NSA data base to obtain the documents which show details of the GCSB setting up a mass surveillance system
    189.I will release documents which show that an operation to provide mass surveillance data only ever made it to the business plan stage.
    190.Ummm . . . now that people are paying attention, the programme got underway but I stopped in in March 2013 or, askshully, it might have been September 2013.
    191.Kim Dotcom is paying Glenn Greenwald to come to New Zealand
    192.There’s no ambiguity. No middle ground. I’m right and Glenn Greenwald is wrong,
    193.I’ll resign if the GCSB conducts mass surveillance
    194.there never has been any mass surveillance and New Zealand has not gathered mass information and provided it to international agencies.
    195.The GCSB does not have the physical capability to carry out mass surveillance
    196.New Zealand has not gathered mass information and provided it to international agencies.”
    197.there will be no mining on Conservation land in the Corromandel, I did not say we would follow the US and Australia into a war against North Korea
    199.New Zealand has an arrangement to have asylum seekers processed in Australian detention camps
    200.I did not mislead the house (19)
    201.I paid for that lunch and I’ve got the credit card bill to prove it
    202.I am honest and upfront
    203.the only way net new jobs can be created is by private investors putting their money into businesses in New Zealand can’t hide if yuu’re Prime Minister increase in the number of people looking for work indicates that confidence is returning to the economy
    206.the 10 percent of taxpayers in New Zealand who are the top earners pay 76 percent of all net personal tax.
    207.I did not mislead the House (20)
    208.Aaron Gilmour was one of a number of people in a group who were badly behaved
    209.the substantial wage growth under Labour was eroded by inflation
    210.National Ltd™’s 2010 tax changes were fiscally neutral
    211.I did not mislead the House (21)
    212.the bulk of New Zealanders earn between $45,000 and $75,000 a year
    213.Pike River Coal did not put profits and its production ahead of the safety and lives of those 29 workers.
    214.Radio Live had sought advice from the Electoral Commission about my show just before the election is because of National Ltd™’s policies that the price of fresh fruit and vegetables has dropped.
    216.the length-of-the-country cycleway will create 4000 jobs.
    217.police training for next year has not been cancelled
    218.National Ltd™ has only cut back-office jobs in the health service
    219.The Crown’s dividend stream from the Meridians, the Mighty Rivers of the world is large and there is no motivation to sell assets; actually we’re about creating assets not selling assets.”
    220.National believes employment law should treat all parties fairly. It should . . . Protect employees and employers.
    221.I am not trying to tackle such issues in a “fearful” way ahead of the next election
    222.Wellington City is dying.
    223.National Ltd™ has been working on a number of things with New Zealand First on a number of things one of which has a financial component but I can’t talk about it
    224.the best way to get growth in the economy is to reduce public debt
    225.New Zealand mum and dad investors will be our number one priority in the allocation of Mighty River shares
    226.we won’t let “cowboy” oil exploration companies operate here in New Zealand
    227.the Green Party is racist by not allowing Chinese residents in New Zealand to buy a house
    228.the Labour Party is promising a four-bedroom house in Auckland for $300,000
    229.the food in schools programme is in the 2013 budget
    230.the meat exports are being held up in China because of issues in relation to the Chinese looking to trace counterfeit meat
    231.its notoriously difficult to win three elections in a row
    232.I am deeply concerned about every child in New Zealand who is in poverty
    233.there is no manufacturing crisis in New Zealand
    234.the government’s exposure to MediaWorks’ going into receivership is reasonably limited
    235.the money from the sale of state assets will not be used to prop up Solid Energy
    236.I don’t see a place for a Winston Peters-led New Zealand First in a government that I lead. It’s not a matter of political convenience, it’s a matter of political principle.
    237.The vast majority of the buildings in Christchurch came through the earthquakes in good shape
    238.the commemoration of New Zealand’s involvement in the Korean War will not be used to bolster trade talks
    239.third generation Chinese New Zealanders will be required to present their passport before buying a house under the Labour government
    240.the Labour housing policy is an attempt by David Shearer to save his leadership
    241.the Labour housing policy is in breach of free trade agreements
    242.only 2% of the proceeds of the sale of Mighty River will be spent on the sales process
    243.David Cunliffe is lying to you
    244.Labour wants to nationalise the super market industry
    245.The government will engage in no further negotiations with Rio Tinto
    246.Without a government subsidy of hundreds of millions of dollars Chorus will go broke
    247.No, I did not mislead the House (??)
    248.the justice system is already adequate for handling situations involving new evidence Minister Nick Smith was not aware of the content of the leaked draft submission on the Ruataniwha situation until 17 September
    250.New Zealand First will nationalise a host of industries and businesses
    251.I have no responsibility for the statements I make
    252.Mark Mitchell was just gossiping at a cocktail party when he tipped Webster off about Len Brown’s affair was a lack of external analysis and accountability which put Solid Energy into its debt crisis
    254.the Commerce Commission misinterpreted the law when deciding the price for access to the Chorus copper infrastructure analyist predicted that the cost of access to the copper infrastructure would go down
    256.there has been only one problem with oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
    257.If it was my vote, it would be no pay increases for Mps
    258.Greenpeace are just scare mongering about any oil leaks off the New Zealand coast
    259.For every election for the last five elections , we have had royal visitors to New Zealand.
    260.No decision has been made on the timing of the sale of Air New Zealand shares
    261.its not true that in New Zealand the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer
    262.This summer is the most active season ever for oil and gas exploration, with the industry spending up to $750 million. At the same time, the Government is strengthening the regulations that govern drilling, particularly in deep water.
    263.Labour is trying to mislead people about eligibility for Best Start because they don’t get the payment while they also get paid parental leave.
    264.A mountain of evidence shows that the quality of teaching – inside the classroom – is the biggest influence on kids’ achievement
    265.Governor General Jerry Mateparae has been jostled while walking onto Te Tii Marae at Waitangi .
    266.Cameron Slater, who I speak to regularly and who told me about Winston meeting Kim Dot Com, has got absolutely nothing to do with the National Party.
    267.Cameron Slater rang me
    268.What I do know is that when this Government came in, there were predictions that unemployment would rise to over 10 percent.
    269.The Cabinet Office had cleared Judith Collins of a conflict of interest
    270.The golf tournament in which I played the chairman of Oravida was for charity.
    271.The Cabinet Office has cleared Collins of a conflict of interest after it translated comments on Oravida’s website which stated that she had praised its products
    272.My Justice Minister, Judith Collins, didn’t lie to Parliament, she just didn’t understand the question.
    273.The [MFAT] paperwork shows right through this that not only did the Minister have a very busy programme, all on judicial and justice issues, but, secondly, all the way through it talks about a private dinner.
    274.No, I did not mislead parliament. (??)
    275.No, I did not mislead the House(??)
    276.The Unions decide the leadership of the Labour Party and picked David Cunliffe
    277.Unions give the Labour Party millions of dollars a year
    278.The economic mess inherited by the Abbott government in Australia can be likened to the economic mess inherited by National Ltd™ when it came into office in 2008.
    279.National Ltd™ inherited an economic mess from Labour
    280.National Ltd™ inherited an economic mess from Labour in 2008
    281.No, I did not mislead the House(??)
    282.Twelve percent of New Zealand households pay 76 percent of all net tax in New Zealand
    283.Natinal Ltd™ ignored the plight of babies living in the poorest famililies because there is other assistance available
    284.the Malaysian government declined to waive diplomatic immunity for the man charged with burglary and attempted rape
    285.the UN officials visiting down south are focussing on sustainable agriculture
    286.I would apologise to the woman if I knew who she was
    287.My government has led the charge on the transperancy of MPs’ spending
    288.Only 1 percent of New Zealand farm land is in foreign ownership
    289.Internet Mana put together the video depicting a burning effigy of me.
    290.Under National Ltd™ the prison population has gone down.
    291.National Ltd™ has been nowwhere near the Labour party computer system
    292.The OIA request to the SIS about Phil Goff’s briefing on the Isreali spies had nothing to do with my office.
    293.National Ltd™ talks to the blogs exactly the same way we talk to the MSM
    294.The allegations in Nicky Hager’s book are all wrong.
    295.Nicky Hager has got nothing to prove any of the allegations.
    296.All this stuff in “Dirty Politics” is coming from the left.
    297.National Ltd™ is not using blogs as attack sites any more than anyone would do
    298.The release of “Dirty Politics” is part of a coordinated attack from the left because it is unable to win the discussion on the issues that matter.
    299.Very little of the book “Diry Politics” is about me.
    300.Most of the assumptions and allegations made by Nicky Hager in “Dirty Politics” are dissolving before his eyes.
    301.All of Nicky Hager’s allegations are unravelling.
    302.Nicky Hager didn’t check the facts before publishing “Dirty Politics
    303.When National came into office the economy was in tatters.
    304.Over the last year an extra 84,000 jobs were created.
    305.In our party we believe in supporting families.
    306.The Greens have two co-leaders who want to be co-deputy-prime ministers in some kind of bizarre job-sharing experiment.
    307.“Internet-Mana put the burning efigy video together
    308.No one other than Cameron Slater asked for the SIS document confirming that Phil Goff had been breifed on the Israeli spies in Christchurch.
    309.I wasn’t informed that the SIS was going to release the information about the Israeli spies in Christchurch to Cameron Slater.
    310.Under Labour, family homes held in a trust will attract the Capital Gains Trust
    311.More than 300,000 New Zealanders have their homes held in a trust
    312.New Zealand already has a Capital Gains Tax
    313.2014 Election
    314.There will be no New Zealand military intervention in Iraq, barring an unlikely United Nations Security Council mission
    315.There will be no more asset sales
    316.David Seymour did not ask for a Ministerial position with the National Party
    317.The New Zealand military personnel are just attending a regular ordinary meeting in the United States (x 13 times)
    318.New Zealand is not involved in any coalition to fight in the Middle East
    319.It is not currently illegal for someone to fight overseas for a terrorist group
    320.When it comes to requests for official information, my ministers always act within the law.
    321.I have never called or texted Cameron Slater in my capacity as Prime Minister
    322.No, I did not mislead the House. (??)
    323.I did not admit to having abused the OIA process.
    324.I did not mislead the House(??)
    325.The Gwynn Report into the handling of OIA requests by the SIS completely exonerated me
    326.Its not true that the process I put in place for the SIS reporting to me was politicised
    327.The review into Judith Collins has got nothing to do with the release of information to Cameron Slater
    328.My office had nothing to do with the release of information to Cameron Slater
    329.No, I did not mislead the House (??)
    330.I can’t remember all the phone texts I exchanged except when I say I can
    331.I did not engage in an exchange of text messages with Cameron Slater, I just acknowledged one unsolicited message from him
    332.The DPMC head attended the Roger Sutton PR conference because his department is taking over Cera next year.
    333.New Zealand was one of the very few countries in the world that were settled peacefully.
    334.I was being asked a specific question about the Chisholm report when I said I had had not contact with Cameron Slater
    335.No, I did not mislead the House
    336.When the particular question was asked there was quite a lot of noise in the house and so I only heard the first bit.
    337.I have not been in contact with Cameron Slater ahead of the release of Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn’s report into the SIS’s role in Slater’s 2011 political attack on former Labour Leader Phil Goff.
    338.No, I did not mislead the House (??)
    339.The number of children in those low decile schools which I have visited who actually require lunch is the odd one or two
    340.The Greens are responsible for the rise in income equality within New Zealand
    341.I don’t want to overly concern or frighten people about the threat of a terrorist action in New Zealand.
    342.Labour is promoting a separatist approach to dealing with the Treaty of Waitangi which could result in Northland becoming an independent republic
    343.The owner of Oravida, Stone Shi, won a round of golf with me after he placed the winning bid at a charity auction
    344.I didn’t know until late January 2015 that Mike Sabin was facing family issues which may lead to his resignation
    345.My meeting with Donghua Liu was not a Cabinet Club meeting, oh, hang on, yes it was, oh, maybe it wasn’t
    346.Labour did not seek a Parliamentary vote when sending SAS troops into Afghanistan on a combat mission and didn’t even tell New Zealand they were going
    347.When I said “the price of The Club” I meant “The Club” was all the 62 nations in the US-led coalition of troops to fight in Iraq
    348.New Zealanders gave National Ltd™ a two year mandate to send troops into Iraq as part of the US-led coalition
    349.News about repairing bridges in Northland is just the standard release of policy
    350.Nicky Hager and Kim Dotcom prevented National Ltd™ from announcing the decision to upgrade ten bridges in Northland.
    351.New Zealand gas emissions have not increased since I became Prime Minister
    352.If you think about iTunes, if you download a song and it’s $1.29, there’s no reason the GST shouldn’t apply to that. In reality, GST would be 2 cents
    353.The timing of the release of information about GCSB spying on Tim Grocer’s WTO rivals was deliberate and all part of a particular agenda by Nicky Hager and some others
    354.Major roading projects and the free trade deal with Korea will be at risk if Winston Peters wins the Northland election
    355.It was my office, not the police, which was the first to be told about the 1080 infant formula blackmail threat.
    356.There is no housing crisis in Auckland
    357.I promise that “metadata” will be defined in legislation
    358.You are allowed to use the resources of the officials during an election in terms of what would be Government policy
    359.No, I did not mislead the House (??)
    360.As long as Simon Bridges didn’t get any policy advice from his officials about developing the “10 bridges for your vote!” bribe, then there’s no possible problem under the Cabinet Manual.
    361.Labour did the same thing as Bridges when it used “officials actually in my opinion actually” to get policy advice as they did in the 2008 campaign with deposit guarantees, but they actually maybe they shouldn’t have done it”
    362.I assumed that all ten bridges up for double-laning in Northland were justified on a cost benefit analysis
    363.Claims the GCSB was planning to hack into a data link run by the Chinese embassy are unproven.
    364.When it comes to the GCSB you’ve got a bunch of people who’ve been out there propagating information that’s actually been proven to be incorrect.
    365.When I gave her the two bottles of wine, the cafe worker thanked me for that and said ‘that’s all fine, no drama’”.
    366.At the Hip Group’s coffee shop we have lots of fun and games, there’s always lots of practical jokes and things.
    367.I will talk to the King of Saudi Arabia about women’s rights including the right to vote
    368.House prices rose faster under Labour
    369.The $1,000 kick-start for new KiwiSaver members will remain as it is now
    370.There will be no new taxes
    371.Over the next two years we are going to create 150,000 new jobs
    372.The average wage will move from $55,000 to $62,000
    373.We spent $11.5 million for a Saudi Arabian to set up a farm in order to avoid potential legal claims
    374.Andrew Little has been set up by Annette King and Phil Goff
    375.The problem requiring the $11.5 million bribe was caused by Labour’s previous Minister of Trade, Phil Goff
    376.No, I did not mislead the House (???)
    377.I was not aware of any potential legal action by the Saudis involved in the live sheep trade.
    378.Labour was looking to make the same sort of deal with the Saudis and knew all about the possibility of legal action.
    379.Details in cabinet papers confirming what I’ve said about Labour have been redacted by officials.
    380.Signifcantly reducing New Zealand’s green-house gas emissions would be disastrous for the economy
    381.We don’t have to give iwi first right of refusal on the Auckland land the government intends for private housing development
    382.No decisions have yet been made about future housing developments on specific pieces of land
    383.Nick Smith Smith was helpfully providing journalists with a “conceptual” view of the amount of vacant land in Auckland, not necessarily places where houses might be built.
    384.Between 3000 and 4000 refugees were welcomed into New Zealand every year once the family reunification scheme was taken into account.
    385.New Zealand is sixth in the world when it comes to accepting in UNHCR refugees.
    386.Australia takes in 20,000 refugees a year and has been doing so for a long time.(2)
    387.Milk is more expensive in the UK than it is in New Zealand
    388.Milk powder prices won’t stay down for long
    389.Formal advice from the Inland Revenue Department states that the removal of the $1,000 kickstart contribution will not make a blind bit of difference to the number of people who join KiwiSaver
    390.No, I did not mislead the House (??)
    391.I never said that a whole month of Maori language would make people bored.
    392.I would never give an answer with “an intention to embarrass someone or make someone upset”
    393.Yes, my team of crack ministers are going to give Mr Al-Khalaf $11 million or whatever it is, but he’s putting in $80 million
    394.National Ltd™ has been way more transparent than any other Government that’s been around
    395.Treasury was consulted about the details of the Saudi sheep farm deal
    396.the Saudi sheep farm deal was for the purchase of services, intellectual property, and a network of contacts
    397.When asked by Radio New Zealand about what exact services, intellectual property, and contacts New Zealand gained from the deal I answered the questions absolutely but Susie Fergusson didn’t want to hear that the whole issue was Labour’s fault
    398.The problem which led up to the Saudi sheep farm deal was caused by Labour.
    399.The Saudi sheep farm deal was never about compensation even though I said earlier it was because Labour left the government liable for a claim for compensation
    400.Labour misled the Saudi investors about the live sheep trade
    401.No, I did not mislead the House. (??)
    402.There was no suggestion made to a Saudi businessman that he could sue the New Zealand Government
    403.Protesters against TPPA are misinformed and only about one-third of them are genuine
    404.There isn’t a single Canadian on this planet who would want to change their flag back to the old one
    405.Changing the flag will deliver billions of dollars to the New Zealand economy
    406.Maurice Williamson wasn’t acting in his capacity as a member of parliament when he made his series of disgusting jokes
    407.My government’s target of reducing 100% Pure Clean Green New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions to 11 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 is not inadequate.
    408.New Zealand cannot take any more refugees until we have sorted out the process and had a look at housing stock.
    409.National will set up two recreational fishing parks, one in the Haukraki and another in Marlborough sounds
    410.If the “Red Peak” design does not get on the ballot paper the sole person responsible for that is Andrew Little
    411.New Zealand doesn’t need a policy on dealing with climate change refugees because that’s not an issue we are going to need to deal with in the next year or two
    412.“To accept any other flag … we would have to change the law, and we’re not going back to Parliament to change the law.” John Key Sep 7.
    413.Assets bought out of the
    Future Investment Fund will be long-lived, here in New Zealand, and owned by the Crown on behalf of all taxpayers
    414.I promise to spend $1 billion on health, $1 billion on schools and $400 million on irrigation from the proceeds of asset sales.
    415.As the personal who signs off on sending troops to Iraq I feel very intimately involved with this operation. I take personal responsibility.
    416.I did not know about the report into the conditions at Taji prior to my arrival there even though the report was released on 30 September
    417.It was the Overseas Investment Office which refused permission for Shanghai Pengxin to buy Lochinver Station
    418.My office and I both obey the word and the spirit of the OIA law
    419.Labour prefers to protect the interests of rapists and child molesters rather than those of ordinary New Zealanders
    420.New Zealand citizens detained on Christmas Island are there voluntarily
    421.New Zealanders held on Christmas Island include murderers and rapists
    422.“The question about broader detainees.”
    423.Australia and New Zealand share common values, including a strong commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
    424.Labour wants to fly the Christmas Island detainees back to NZ’
    425.I’ve never been asked to apologise for saying the opposition supports rapists and murderers
    426.I’m making sure New Zealanders are protected’
    427.With regard to emission from agriculture and our high level of renewable electricity generation, New Zealand faces unique domestic challenges in reducing its emissions,”
    428.Judith Collins was completely cleared by an independent inquiry
    429.A major contributor to the fact that there are so many children living in poverty is because their parents are using drugs
    430.The reason there is poverty in New Zealand is due to people not working
    431.The science around climate change predictions is doubtful
    432.The TPP has to go through our Parliament has to be ratified by our Parliament and has to bear scrutiny
    433.Not a single part of TPP cuts across the Treaty of Waitangi

    No lies have been added to this list since mid 2015.

    Feel free to add to this list at your will and repost please.

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