When ‘investment’ turns out to be loans and open borders turn out to be still closed, public confidence in government announcements is lost
by BARRY WILSON
Governments, including the current Conservative gang, often seem to have a difficult time giving their citizens the straight goods when it comes to announcing policies or developments.
Of course, they work to put the best spin on things and that is part of the game of politics.
But, often, that spin can verge on the misleading. Last winter’s budget announcement of a $50-million “investment” for packer capacity expansion was a classic.