It’s good that Labour has rejoined good leftwing principles over the foreshore and seabed.
Labour was spooked by the popularity of National’s race baiting into emulating them. They should never have denied iwi the right to go to court to try to establish their customary rights to sections of the foreshore and seabed.
There are some things in politics that are just not worth doing and matching the Tories’ racism was one of them. On this issue, Labour became nearly as bad as National (in fact, National voted against the Foreshore and Seabed Act because they’re racist scum and they thought the law was too generous to Maori).
Labour should learn its lesson and never again sink to National’s level by appealing to bigotry. Clayton, take note.