We know that a baby’s first couple of months life are crucial for their development and we know that it is best for baby that their parent is with them, that’s why a civilised democracy extends to its citizens the opportunity of paid parental leave.
Sue Moroney, the Labour Party MP who has tirelessly pushed for an increase to 26 weeks paid parental leave has a majority in Parliament to get the Bill passed, and yet the Government have managed to claim that because the law will cost too much, they can shut it down regardless of the Opposition managing to get a majority.
Turns out however that claim of costing too much is actually a lie based on bullshit numbers…
Finance Minister Bill English has admitted he got his numbers wrong when he was defending his decision to veto a Labour Party bill to extend paid parental leave.
…so English lied by ‘mistake’ when claiming the cost was too great. Once again a National Party MP gets away with manipulating the truth and gets away with it.