Hone's new left Maori Party launches today
As I suggested on Backbenchers on TVNZ7 in November of last year, and despite the howls of some on the right and left who claimed it would never happen, Hone launches something special today.
You have to love the 'Hone Heke' transaction tax. That's gold.
Hone 'Heke' tax key to Mana party launch
A financial transactions tax - nicknamed the Hone Heke tax - is among the policies being considered by Hone Harawira's political party to be launched in Auckland today.
The line-up of speakers at the launch of the party - to be called Mana - suggests its policies will be targeted at low-paid workers and Maori throughout the country, at the expense of the wealthy.
In a message to a unionist this week, Mr Harawira said Mana would be "anti-neoliberal, against monopoly capitalism, and against privatisation of the people's assets".
"The party and I will be pro-worker."
The strategy on taxes would be targeted at wealth such as capital gains taxes, death duties and asset taxes.
See you there.