“.. National clearly thought it could flannel its way through any of the potential Treaty problems to do with water rights -
- and that says quite a lot about how captive it regards the Maori Party as being to the coalition -
- and to whatever National chooses to do.
As an aside, the situation also underlines the tactical mistake Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has made in putting all of the Maori Party’s eggs into the one Whanau Ora basket.
She now appears to be a captive of John Key -
- even more visibly than she was to Helen Clark.
(Second marriages tend to break down for the same old reasons.)..”
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