The best argument yet that the Maori Seats are redundant

13 MPs out of 120 seats is a little over 10%

“Oh, but Cam”, you say, “Maori make up about 14.9% of our population!”

True.  But women are 51.13% (2015), and nobody is calling for a women-only roll.  

Maori that want to be in politics can clearly get there if they want to be there without any kind of special treatment.   They should find it insulting that the electoral system still treats them as incapable of participating in our democracy on a level footing.

On the other hand, the number of Cheeky Darkies in that photo that earned their place through winning an electorate seat is just one.

MMP has clearly superceded the need for the Maori roll.   A fix to get around First Past the Post is no longer relevant now.

One Law for All.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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