Hone Harawira has left parliament, he won’t be back.
He sold out his principles, such as they were, and he sold out his people. Now his party is in tatters, wrecked by a fat German crook.
Hone should have listened to his missus who warned him about what might happen. the money blinded him and now he is gone.
Mana leader Hone Harawira has said goodbye to Parliament with a promise that he will not fade away quietly.
Mr Harawira spoke in public for the first time since his election defeat in Te Tai Tokerau two weeks ago, accompanied by his wife Hilda and surrounded by black-clad supporters.
“Believe me when I say Mana will not be going gently into the night,” he told a large crowd in the former Maori Affairs Select Committee room inside Parliament.
He said his farewell was not a sad one and he was leaving “in good heart”.
“Our meetings have not been the sombre and tearful farewell tour for Hone Harawira that others may have hoped for, but rather a joyous and uplifting revival tour for a movement that takes up the challenge of being the conscience of the nation.”
He responded to critics who celebrated his departure after he made a deal to campaign with the Kim Dotcom-backed Internet Party.
“I hear the mean-spirited and ugly voices of those who are desperately keen to see me go, but I don’t have time to respond because we’re too busy focusing on the tasks ahead.”
Mr Harawira only briefly referred to Mana’s election partners the internet Party when he read out a letter from a sympathetic National Party supporter who said he “made a bad call with partners this election”.
Leaders of the Mana and internet parties have not yet met since the election defeat to discuss what went wrong.
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