From Waatea News
"Maori Party MP Hone Harawira says his party should walk away from the Government if National does an inside deal with ACT over the foreshore and seabed."
Mr Harawira says the Maori Party has already compromised to get the Foreshore and Seabed Act repealed, and that should be the end of it.
“I don't see why we should sit back and allow a little fat redneck like Rodney Hide put in an amendment at the last minute. We should be saying to National, ‘Here’s the deal National. If you want to do deals with Rodney Hide go right ahead. We’re out.’ As a matter of principle we should say ‘Nah, you wouldn’t do deals with us on the super city so we’re not doing any deals with you guys and Rodney Hide over the foreshore and seabed,’” Mr Harawira says.
He says while National would still have the numbers to pass the amendment, the Maori Party would have stood up for its principles.Yes the compromises have been made and time will tell they were correct decisions, for me the compromises were ineffective because the repeal is bogus. It is time for the maori party to accept the truth because they know the truth, - it's just a matter of going back to the kaupapa.
But good on you Hone, at least one member of the party is saying publically what needs to be said.