The Maori Party Dilemma.
With Bradford’s section 59 Bill hanging on the support of the Maori party, they have been delivered a test of credibility. They must decide whether or not they will allow their members a conscience vote, but more important their opening statement is about to be tested. At the formation of the Maori party they told New Zealand, that their party was not just for Maori, but for all New Zealanders. Clark dropped the Bill in the first place because she didn’t want labour facing off against 80 percent of the population. She left that to silly Sue. Inadvertently the numbers have put the Maori party in the Dock for Labours crime. If the Maori party wants to claim the position of true representation they have no choice but to support the obvious public position. If they vote for Bradford’s Bill, they are voting for Labour, a party that operates without conscience or mandate — Isn’t that what they walked away from in the first place. Tomorrows a big day not only in politics and the future direction of our country, but also for the future of the Maori Party.