I have no good feelings about any of the parties involved with the Foreshore and Seabed repeal. It is a joke and insulting to maori. I think the Iwi leadership Group have tried to help the maori party but that kind of help never works. Now, because of the nature of the repeal the gnats and labour will try to NEVER have to relook at this area. And what do the maori party have out of this - "we said we would repeal and we have repealled." Ummm the repeal has left maori in a very similar position - a repeal is to make changes and improvements. Not good enough in my book and the Iwi leadership Group - so tough, so strong , so roll over and pat my tummy. I know the arguments for getting what is possible and using that as a beach-head to gain more ground, incremental steps, kaisan - continuious improvement. I know those arguements but I cannot accept them. We didn't have a hikoi so that this can be celebrated as a big win. Why do we let these no-bodies tell us what to do.
This will not sit well on the ground. This deal is crooked.
Update - Hone has come out fighting - you know what Hone, why not just shut up! You had your chance to oppose this BEFORE the vote - there is no mana is moaning after especially when you could have made a difference.
I cannot vote for the maori party anymore.