National policy on Maori seats (2007): “The Caucus today confirmed that the Maori seats will be abolished, which we anticipate will take place around the time of settlement of historic Treaty claims,” says National Party Leader John Key.
National policy on Maori seats (Sept 2008); “National wants to scrap the Maori seats in Parliament once all historical Treaty settlements are sorted.”
National policy now: Key told the Maori Party he was prepared to drop a policy to abolish the Maori seats in Parliament. “They’ve raised it with us on numerous occasions and I’ve made it quite clear to them it’s not a bottom line for us,” he told reporters on the campaign trail in Dunedin.
And then I spotted this video on some of those other issues he has flip flopped over….