Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Mike Butler: Nats, tell Key what you thinkLabels: Maori, Mike Butler, Prime Minister
Moreover, he did a backroom “forests for votes” deal with the Maori Party to get the Emissions Trading Scheme passed, and he has not ruled out agreeing to a separate, self-governing and government-funded Tuhoe nation.
Why should the National Party, with 45 percent of the 2008 vote, be doing the bidding of the Maori Party, which won 2.4 percent, and is in parliament courtesy of the anachronistic separate Maori seats? I imagine a number of National Party MPs are feeling nervous about how their supporters feel about this. Why not give them a message?
The National Party is currently soliciting donations from members and supporters. If you don’t support the political leadership furthering Maori Party objectives, send the letter back, tell them to send no more letters and to remove your details from their database, and give them the reasons for your decision.
Another possibility, borrowing an idea floated in last week’s TGIF internet newspaper, is to use opinion polls as a means of beating politicians around the ears.
Political opinion pollsters will survey a number of readers in coming weeks and months. TGIF proposed, regarding the ETS, that since ACT and the Kiwi Party are the only parties calling for a delay to the ETS scheme, you can successfully send a message to the Government by telling the pollsters you would vote ACT or Kiwi Party if an election were held tomorrow.
There are rumblings the current parliament on the separatist Maori Party agenda, from Labour and ACT, tell the pollster you would give your vote to Phil Goff, Rodney Hide, or even Winston Peters.
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