In an attempt to get the facts to fit the story of a manufacturing crisis, the Labour and Green Party say you have to ignore food processing.
That means they will ignore the announcement that British-based Heinz Foods is moving some of its infant formula production to New Zealand.
The global food company has announced that 45 employees at a factory in Cumbria, north-west England, will lose their jobs as production and packaging of infant milk formula for China will be done under contract by Fonterra.
Heinz said it was no longer able to compete in the Asian and Far East markets and the move is designed to increase the company’s efficiency.
This is good news for New Zealand but don’t expect the opposition to acknowledge it because it won’t fit their manufactured manufacturing crisis narrative.