September 08, 2014
Turia upset at Cunliffe freeze-out
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is rejecting Labour leader David Cunliffe's claim that a vote for her party is a vote for National.
Mr Cunliffe told Willie Jackson on Radio Waatea's Paakiwaha programme this morning that while he's prepared to listen to the Maori Party if it is returned to parliament, any government he forms will only have room for Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First.
That means no ministerial limousine for Te Ururoa Flavell.
Mrs Turia says Mr Cunliffe is playing games.
"I mean what it shows is an anti-Maori stance because we've been respectful, we've worked constructively, we are not with the National Party at all and he knows it and he is politicking, he's playing games. The problem is, the games aren;lt working. People want stable government. They want a government where the people make some progress," she says.
Mrs Turia says Maori have got far more from John Key's National Government in tough times than what they got under during nine years when the economy was doing well.
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