Maori Party Cinderella-ises itself

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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18th February, 2012
It’s hard to take someone seriously when he or she threatens World War III and then goes into hiding. The Maori Party’s no-show on Parliament’s first sitting day this week sapped most of the menace from its vow to pull out of coalition with National. This wasn’t even crying wolf. More like whispering pomeranian. The whole furore over asset sales and the Treaty is one giant shadow-boxing bout, in any case. The Maori Party threatened to resign unless an unenforceable Treaty clause was nevertheless enforced, meaningless though that would be – and not that anyone really knows what the ...

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