What a debacle - There was something oddly spooky when poor old Hone Harawiras korowai cloak fell off as he walked into parliament.
Shows his shoulders aren't big enough.
It is an emblem of status and quite frankly we reckon the Gods have spoken.
As for him saying his affirmation in Maori - who gives a shit? Maori is an official language of this country. That no lee way was given just shows how archiac the institution of parliament really is.
Hone didnt fit the Cloak and he doesn't fit in parliament.
But Parliament needs to change to be more reflective of who we are.