Does David Parker have a cunning plan?

Does David Parker have a cunning plan?
Full of ideas: David Parker is one of the cabinet's deepest thinkers. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Asked for the umpteenth time on Monday to clarify her position on capital gains and wealth taxes, prime minister Jacinda Ardern expressed some professionally modulated exasperation.There had been a lot of “mischief making” going on about possible Labour tax policies ever since revenue minister David Parker’s out-of-the-blue speech on tax principles last week.Inevitably, some of the mischief has been of her own and Parker’s making.One of the eternal games of politics is trying to translate a politician’s choice of w...

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