OPINION: The National Party is deliberately spreading misinformation that Labour is raising income tax - when it's not. Bill English is sticking by the claim, when asked on Wednesday if he could say hand on heart that Labour will raise income taxes he replied: "From 1 April next year." But a fact check shows this is not true. If National wins, tax are cuts planned for April 1 next year. If Labour wins, it will cancel the tax cuts - but it will not raise taxes.
OPINION: My verdict is in: National is guilty of the biggest campaign lie. It has been deliberately spreading misinformation that "Labour is raising income tax". This is not true. But that hasn't stopped Bill English and National's advertising campaign from spreading the false claim. The reality is that Labour has actually ruled out raising income tax. What Labour has done is say that it will cancel National's tax cuts that are due to come into force next year.
Brexit Czar David Davis said this month he gave joining the European Free Trade Association after Britain leaves the EU “considerable thought” before discarding it. But the question of whether it’s a plausible outcome to the U.K.’s divorce from the European Union hasn’t gone away. Carl Baudenbacher, president of the EFTA court, finds it “remarkable” that the idea came up in a U.K. policy document in August, as it had never been raised before.
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Selecting a term
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