After being informed of misleading and dated newsfeeds on a Mana Party Facebook site, alleging that the Maori Party is in support of asset sales, Te Ururoa Flavell says “it shows Harawira’s Party can only resort to bluster and mischief to grab attention.”
“For the Mana Party president to upload an outdated news release from Labour MP Parekura Horomia onto her Facebook page, making claims that the Maori Party is in support of asset sales, is pure political mischief designed to mislead voters. You have to wonder at the integrity of that.
“The Maori Party position on asset sales is unequivocal – we do not support the Bill and we will be voting against it” says Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell. “No buts, no maybes. Just a flat out kaore”.
Despite not supporting the Bill, the Maori Party still secured the Treaty of Waitangi clause in the legislation.
“The Maori Party is making a difference for Maori and it’s on the record, Harawira’s Party only has bluster to rely on and no results”.
But rest assured, we’ll remind Harawira to turn up to vote this time.”
“And when the Bill comes before the House this afternoon, the Maori Party will continue to oppose the legislation”.
“This has been our position from day one of this Government, when we had our opposition explicitly confirmed in the Relationship Accord (“The M?ori Party does not support partial asset sales. The Government agrees it will not put partial asset sales in confidence and supply measures’).
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