June 20, 2016
Fighting talk strikes wrong note
Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis is dismissing Hone Harawira’s latest comeback attempt.
Then Mana leader says he’s reorganising his forced after the disastrous liaison with internet magnate Kim Dotcom, and he will contest the 2017 election with loyal supporters like Annette Sykes and John Minto.
Mr Davis says it’s the third time Mr Harawira has announced he’ll contest the seat again, but the choice remains with the voters.
He finds his fighting talk out of step with the needs of the electorate.
"Maoridom has said violence is one of the biggest issues facing us and here we have got someone saying he wants to be a fighter and he wants to get in and there is enough of that sort of talk. We don't need fighters. We need people who are leaders, people who can carry the issues and not just buy into that whole violence dialogue. It's just the wrong thing to say. I think it was quite silly of him to say that actually," Mr Davis says.
He says politics needs to be about keeping on top of issues and offering positive alternatives, not street brawling.
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