Sunday, 21 September 2008

I can taste my Hill of Grace now.....

I gave a speech ages ago about this , and have bet a bottle of Hill of Grace that the Maori party can work with the National Party.

This from Stuff

Maori Party could work with National or Labour - Harawira

The Maori Party could work with both Labour and National in helping to form the next government says its MP Hone Harawira.
Mr Harawira told the Agenda programme on TVNZ this morning that the party had a number of options on how it could co-operate with the next government.
Depending on the election result it is possible that the party – which currently has four MPs in Parliament – could be the kingmaker.
Mr Harawira said the party would not declare its hand ahead of the vote and before speaking to its membership after election day.
"Our focus is on winning the seven Maori seats and maintaining the position that Maori have always wanted, which is an independent and strong Maori voice in Parliament," Mr Harawira said.
"Now regardless of whether it's Labour or National we want to be at the table."

Reminds me of a conversation I had a few years back that i had with a senior Maori public servant who reckoned that Clark was inherently racist - I guess one person qualified to answer that would be Tariana Turia...

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