Well, what can you say? They lied again and again and again.
Governments aren't supposed to lie to Parliament.
But what did they hope to accomplish? Did they really imagine that the Auditor-General wouldn't find out? Did they imagine that when the bill finally came due and it was $20 billion more than they swore it would be that there would be no repercussion?
By this point, I'm so utterly revolted with the harpercons that this latest example of their perfidy isn't all that important to me. They are illegitimate usurpers and this doesn't change that in any way.
I just wonder what sort of level of insanity made them think that they could do this. What were they thinking?