‘The Maori Party is threatening protest and strike action on a scale never seen before in New Zealand if any political party moves to abolish the Maori seats without consultation and approval of Maori’
Here’s what Hone Harawira had to say about Key a few months back:
Key seems to think that all he needs to do to win the middle-class vote is talk vaguely about tax cuts and the wage gap, that all he needs to do to win the female vote is smile and keep his privisation plan for schools and health quiet, and that all he needs to do to win the Maori vote is have a hongi with Tame Iti. But you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, eventually the mask slips.
Harawira is right to call Key a snake: he is beguiling and he promises that what he offers is harmless, but in reality his is a slippery character and Maori should know better than to take a bite of that apple.