Labour Party leader David Cunliffe has defended his
party's alternate budget and the party's $280 million health
Mr Cunliffe told TV3's Firstline programme this morning that
there was no substance to claims from the National Party that
the policy was too expensive.
"There's no substance whatsoever in those claims, that's just
He said comments that the policy was indicative of "Labour
big spending" were wrong and the party's alternate budget
"I will not be lectured to by National's spin doctors or the
press about Labour big spending, because it's just not true.
We're running surpluses and we're sticking very closely to
the government's own spending tracks, we just have better