When the Maori party announced it was going into government with National I called them traitors to their people and I said that everything that was coming to them was deserved and none of it was good.
When Hone broke with the Maori party he did the right thing and his win yesterday was well deserved. It is uplifting to see that even with all the media manipulation and smear campaigns against him he won and in doing so may have signed the death warrant of the Maori party and rightfully so.
I called it in November 2008 and he has my vote if he ever wants to stand Nationally for workers and the people and Maori issues.
Hone, well done, kia ora.