It looks like Hone Harawira is going to gift Rotorua to Todd McClay for life:
A war of words has erupted over National MP Todd McClay’s proposed gang patch ban, with Mana Party leader Hone Harawira labelling him a “foolish dickhead” promoting a “deeply racist” bill.
Harawira has threatened to wear a gang patch into Parliament if the bill becomes law, a move McClay says casts doubts on Harawira’s suitability to be an MP.
“The guy is such an idiot,” Harawira said. “I’m not going to stand by and watch a blonde, blue-eyed redneck kick around poor people who, out of desperation, bond together because they see nothing in the blonde, blue-eyed society to give them a sense of hope for their own or their children’s futures.”
Harawira said he was “not a great lover of gangs” but said McClay’s pledge that government agencies would not deal with anyone wearing a patch, and that police would want to talk to them about criminal behaviour, was nonsense.
“The fact of the matter is that this foolish dickhead doesn’t know what’s going to happen. The police aren’t interested in this. It’s not going to be deep-blonde white-boy Todd that’s going to be affected, it’s going to be those working in the agencies.”
The only foolish dickhead is Hone Harawira. Rotorua looks to be safe in McClay’s hands for sometime yet.