We all use language sometimes that’s too stong and we regret. Hone Harawira apologised today over his choice of words in the “white motherf**kers” email.
Unfortunately, he followed that up by saying Phil Goff “should be lined up against the wall and shot” over the foreshore and seabed law.
It looks to me like his head’s not in the right place. Perhaps the pressure of internal friction in the Maori Party is getting to him. Whatever the reasons, it’s no excuse for these comments.
Time to take a few deep breaths, Hone. Your principles are good but this shooting from the lip and your little Paris junket are undermining them. You’ve gone too far and you’re going to struggle to recover your political career from here.