Opposition leader Don Brash says it means there is "no legal obligation on anybody to pay back anything." But Prime Minister Helen Clark disagrees: "I don't believe that's the intention at all but you have to take parties at their word and they say they will refund that becomes a matter of honour."Honour? From a politician? The irony really is palpable. Time for that old, old joke:
Q: How do you know when a politician's lying?RELATED: Politics-NZ, Darnton V Clark, Politics-Labour
A: Their lips are moving.