Budget a great motivation for Labour supporters to do more groundwork

It's a pity that Finance Minister Grant Robertson's Budget was not afforded a proper analysis by the press gallery journalists who got mesmerised and thoroughly side-tracked by a fundamental weakness in the Treasury computer system firewall which allowed a National Party staffer to access parts of this Budget in advance of its release.

One of our most senior political journalists wasted an entire weekly column on the sequence of events as this debacle unfolded, adding who said what to who and when. This piece of journalism was by no

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