Mana Party

Tell ‘im ‘e’s dreamin’

Kim Dotcom has broken his silence…and he reckons his play-party is going to try and stand again in 2017.

Leaderless, a blurred vision and out of cash, I doubt the party could do anything with the assorted leftist and hipster kids involved.

Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom says his party could still make another bid for election in 2017 despite its merger with the Mana Party coming to an end.

Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira confirmed at the weekend that the two parties had formally split after failing to win a seat in the last election.

The Internet Party will soon be leaderless as Laila Harre plans to stand down and its main backer, Mr Dotcom, says he has run out of money fighting his extradition to the United States. ¬†¬† Read more »

Internet Mana is no more

The Grey Party

The Grey Party

This should come as no surprise, except that Hone Harawira has confirmed it – Internet Mana is no more.

The Mana Movement has split with the Internet Party as the pair’s controversial coalition comes to an end.

A letter has been sent to the Electoral Commission to formally close off the Internet Mana relationship after a disastrous election result. Read more »

Hone Harawira still drinking German Kool-Aid

Deluded and political retards is the only description that suits the Mana party.

After losing an election, their only MP and everything else after their association with the Kaiser of Coatesville, they are now contemplating going again with the toxic German, though i’m not sure how in 2017 he will help them from a 6×9 cell in Leavenworth.

The Mana Movement is planning for the 2017 election and Kim Dotcom could be involved, leader Hone Harawira says.

Mr Harawira lost his Te Tai Tokerau seat to Labour’s Kelvin Davis and Mana’s alliance with the Dotcom backed Internet Party only gained 1.26 per cent of the party vote in September’s election.

Mr Harawira said people from across the country had attended a Mana planning meeting during the weekend.

“People are keen,” he told TVNZ’s Marae programme.

“They really want to go hard for 2017, but right now it’s about identifying key dates, key activities and being involved in things like community events wherever we are so that Mana maintains its relevance to the people.” ¬†¬† Read more »

Criminal conspiricist party to hacking jailed

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Rawshark?

I have to admit, it’s not a headline I expect to see relating to our media and its accomplices. ¬†But I truly can’t see the difference between the News of the World hacking/media involvement, and the Political parties/Rawshark/Whaledump/Media involvement here.

A former News of the World news editor has been jailed for eight months after admitting involvement in phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct tabloid newspaper.

Ian Edmondson had been a defendant in the trial of former News of the World editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, but was excused due to ill health.

Before he could stand trial again, Edmondson pleaded guilty last month to conspiring to hack the phones of a host of public figures between October 2000 and August 2006.

Notice that he didn’t do the hacking himself. ¬†In that sense, Rawshark may even get away with it. ¬†But he was found guilty of conspiracy. ¬† Now that, my dear readers, casts a wide net here in New Zealand when you look through the cast list behind Dirty Politics. Read more »

Shane Taurima asks Maori Party a devastating question

You remember Shane.  He was the one running the Labour Party campaign from his TVNZ office.  Well, the Maori Party asked him to speak at their conference.  Where he said this

Mr Taurima spoke as part of a panel at the Maori Party AGM today, telling them they had to face up to their worst election result ever. “It is the worst result you have seen.”

He said he was not advocating doing deals “but it something you must consider.”

“I know as soon as we start talking deals things get a bit tetchy – but you need to have it on the table because things could turned out quite differently.”

He said the Maori Party also had to ask why it was that Maori voters went back to Labour – while other voters had deserted Labour in droves.

For all intent and purposes, the Maori party was annihilated except for the personal mana of one man. ¬†And in fact, the Maori Party has always existed on the personal mana of its MPs rather than coherent policy framework and positioning. ¬† Read more »

Telling the hard left to get stuffed is probably the most important thing for Labour to do

Danyl McLauchlan has taken a hiatus from his hiatus…and made a very valid point about just how out of touch the left wing activists are believing their own circle jerk of confirmation bias on Twitter and Facebook.

Here’s a point I meant to make before i went on hiatus. Here’s the aggregated polling for the Internet-Mana Party.

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Te Tai Tokerau won out West not in North

Hone Harawira sold out his principles and his party, and if that wasn’t enough he concentrated his campaign up north.

But new figures reveal that he should have looked to West Auckland to secure his votes.

Auckland voters played a big role in kicking Mana leader Hone Harawira out of Parliament, new statistics show.

The newly published Electoral Commission data revealed that Labour’s Kelvin Davis heavily defeated Mr Harawira in polling booths in Kelston, North Shore, Te Atatu and other Auckland spots.

In all, Mr Davis claimed 711 more votes than Mr Harawira in the Auckland polling booths, giving him a huge boost in the marginal seat.

His overall majority in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate was 743 votes.

Mr Harawira was not only beaten in Auckland but on his home turf in Northland. ¬†¬† Read more »

Hone gets his beans, again

Hone Harawira is a sucker for punishment.

His judge supervised re-count has put him in a worse position than when he started.

The number of votes for Mana leader Hone Harawira has been cut by two after a recount in the Te Tai Tokerau seat.

The Electoral Commission released the results of the recount this afternoon, reporting “minor variations” to the official result published on Saturday.

Votes for Labour’s Kelvin Davis rose from 9710 to 9712, and Mr Harawira’s votes fell from 8971 to 8969. Read more »

A risk worth taking?

When his loss first became apparent Hone Harawira went silent.

Now he says that the whole Internet Mana sellout that he was a party to was a “risk worth taking”.

Hone Harawira says he doesn’t regret his alliance with Kim Dotcom and hasn’t ruled out working with the Internet Party again.

There’s been intense speculation that the Mana Party leader lost his Te Tai Tokerau electorate seat in the recent election due to his connection with the internet mogul and his Internet Party.

However, the Mana Party Leader says that the group needed something to boost their political influence and took a gamble in aligning itself with Mr Dotcom’s Internet Party.

“Was it a risk worth taking? – absolutely it was,” Mr Harawira told TV One’s Q & A programme.

Mr Harawira says he wouldn’t have wanted to go back into Parliament on his own and possibly would have resigned had that been the case.

“I think if we’d been successful in what we were aiming for…we could have done wonderful things in Parliament for those who don’t have a voice”.

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See ya pal, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

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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