When u say always 1 July, do u mean since lunchtime today? pic.twitter.com/0cNxmlWL2P
— Steven Joyce (@stevenljoyce) September 4, 2017
Oh this is a great gotcha.
National pointed out that Labour had costed their family package to start 1 July 2018 when their policy said it would start on 1 April 2018.
Labour replied that their policy was always for it to start on 1 July 2018.
Steven Joyce replied with screenshots from the Labour website showing it saying 1 April 2018 at 10.17 am today and then saying 1 July 2018 at 2.43 pm today.
So Labour caught out not only lying but covering up also.