I agree that the UN declaration of indigenous Rights that this country still has not endorsed, should be one of the pillars of any negotiation. And i say that whoever wrote in red on the document gets my vote.
And i don't agree with BB when she says,
"As a nation we need not fear ownership of small bits of the Foreshore and Seabed by Maori - indeed we should embrace it. With rights come responsibilities.Ummm not small bits- the whole lot that was taken!
"... this paper is a simplistic attempt to take more than can be morally justified but less than that which might be legally justified.Take more than can be morally justified? WTF - if something is taken shouldn't it be given back - that is morally justified.
Go and have a read - all the documents are marked confidential and as usual BB gets a snide dig into one of our own.