Scrap Maori seats

South Waikato News - - OPINION -

The 2014 gen­eral elec­tion campaign has be­come nasty. A new low for New Zealand pol­i­tics was reached last week when the In­ter­net Party held hate-fu­elled gath­er­ings.

Th­ese ‘‘Nazi youth ral­lies’’ are be­ing held around the coun­try.

So-called cham­pion of the poor Laila Harre’s, stance shows she has sold out her prin­ci­ples go­ing on to the mil­lion­aire’s pay­roll and danc­ing to his tune.

She de­fended the hate chants; say­ing she cel­e­brated stu­dents ‘‘be­com­ing po­lit­i­cally in­volved.’’

Ha. MP Hone Harawera, an­other so-called cham­pion of the poor, has also sold out.

He has trashed the in­tegrity of a re­served Maori seat with his plan to pig­gy­back Dot­com into Par­lia­ment, mak­ing the Maori seats a com­mod­ity, giv­ing any­one with cash a loop­hole to get into Par­lia­ment.

Once ther the In­ter­net-Mana agree­ment al­lows the par­ties to split and op­er­ate in­de­pen­dently, pre­sum­ably gain­ing ad­di­tional tax­payer-funded ben­e­fits along the way. The time has come to scrap Maori seats for a sin­gle elec­toral roll. De­nis Shuker

Cam­bridge colour wiped-off the earth. Dra­mat­i­cally, painfully and with­out con­sid­er­a­tion. Peo­ple would re­spect him and his be­liefs by salut­ing him with ‘‘Sieg Heil’’. The irony is as­tound­ing.

Un­less your pri­mary am­bi­tion is to be a guard dog might I sug­gest more worth­while ac­tiv­i­ties which fur­ther your ed­u­ca­tion, and im­prove your prospects – as in po­ten­tial in life and em­ploy­ment, as op­posed to youths who wan­der the streets at night to try­ing to be dogs.

Home­owner, ratepayer, tax­payer.

Ananda Bell

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