Maori Party criticism misguided
27 November 2009 Media Statement
Maori Party criticism
Senior Labour MP Parekura Horomia today
rejected criticism of Phil Goff’s speech.
mate. I’ve known him for more than 20 years and he isn’t
a racist,” Parekura Horomia said.
“The comment by Pita
Sharples that Phil didn’t have the right to talk about the
foreshore and seabed shows exactly why he does need to
comment on it.
“The reaction from the Maori Party and
others is expected because Phil is raising legitimate
“It is a pity that we can’t talk about
these things without being accused of playing the race
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