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Labour's tax U-turn long overdue

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Last updated 12:01, September 14 2017

By making this announcement Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson have made a much smaller target of themselves.

OPINION: Labour's move to push any additional tax rises out beyond the 2020 election is not too little, but it remains to be seen if it is too late.

A 1 News-Colmar Brunton poll out tonight will confirm whether the attacks on the previous policy by National have had an effect in line with the sudden 10 point gap National opened in the Newshub-Reid Research poll earlier in the week.

But either way it had become a crucial call to get the party's campaign back on an even keel.

Uncertainty around what the working group would throw up, particularly inheritance taxes and taxes on the family bach, was stalling and reversing Labour's momentum. Yes, National had played it for all - and........

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