Thursday, January 26, 2006

Cullen does a "Danny Crane"

Finance Minister, Michael Cullen told Paul Holmes, on NewstalkZB this morning, that unemployment would rise by 20,000 by year-end. This has been repeated regularly in news bulletins over the day. He has just issued a retraction correcting the figure to 8,000. He says he had the wrong figure in his head after reading a Treasury report. Slightly embarrassing for him but at least he was prepared to admit his error and put the record straight.

I wonder if Treasury's crystal ball is as useful as my kid's 20Q?

1 comment:

Oswald Bastable said...

Probably as reliable as my damaged joints are at predicting the weather.

Without fail, they hurt when it is bad.