Does the Maori Party understand what the word 'negotiation' actually means?
When they're President wasn't accidentally dumping Pita Sharples as co-leader at airport interviews, the Maori Party's style of negotiation came under scrutiny this week. Before the specials have even been counted, the Maori Party are cutting a deal with John Key, even though, if they waited and with a downgrading of National's vote, they could have a stronger hand by holding the majority.
Normally negotiation is aimed at getting the best deal one can, the Maori Party however like to negotiate from a position of weakness. They must have decided that after 3 years, why change that strategy now?
Incidentally Ken Mair not knocking Michael Laws out is just more proof that if you want he job done, don't trust the Maori Party to do it