Maori unemployment is ballooning day by day but the most important thing that Maori Affairs Minister Sharples can spend his time on is debating which flag will fly on the Harbour Bridge next Waitangi Day.
“Having a flag under which Maori can rally under is really, really, really important. And people might see it as a shallow thing but the reality is we do not fly our flag. So you see it’s about recognition and a chance for us to have our own flag. And the respect it will give and the mana it will give back to Maori is vital” [MP3 here. Opens in new window].
You don’t need a job! Some flag will solve all your problems! Cobblers.
If Sharples was doing something about unemployment at the same time, I wouldn’t have a problem but he’s not.
Also saying ‘really, really, really’ doesn’t make your argument any stronger. Just shows how weak it is.