Some in Maori Party defend Harawira
It would seem that Hone Harawira may not be the only person harbouring rather odd views in the Maori Party.
Retired judge Hekia Hingston,Maori Party co-vice president, appeared to defend Harawira yesterday.
The former judge said Harawira’s day trip to Paris was just “bad timing”. Conveniently overlooking the fact that Harwira was delegation leader and that he was funded to go to Brussels for parliamentary business and not to Paris for a jolly. Seems a peculiar view for a former judge, after all some might say that Haraiwra was gulity of misusing public funds.
Then the good judge went on to say:-
“There is a Maori way of seeing things and a Pakeha way,” said Hingston, who played down the prospect of serious disciplinary action by the party.
Ah so that means Maori can abuse Pakeha, but no doubt the former judge would be horrified if white people started abusing brown people, especially Maori. Racism is OK provided it is by Maori, that is what Mr Hingston seems to be suggesting.
No doubt Mr Hingston thinks Harawira should not be disciplined at all.
Yet again we see double standards applying in this country.
Adam reckons, as seen with his quote for the day, that former Waitangi Tribunal director Buddy Mikaere summed it up well.