Good question eh? Why would Labour come out and say it won't make any more spending promises before the election? Is the cupboard REALLY that bare? Or is there some sinister plan to outflank National in other ways?
Nonetheless, Helen Clark has still come out with her "wish-list". Keeping Stock finds it a little odd that the same media types who were screaming "Show us ya policy" at John Key throughout the year are giving the PM so much latitude, as they have with Labour's plans for a December mini-budget.
It couldn't be a secret agenda could it?