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Mana Doing Labour's Job

Published: Mon 21 Nov 2011 09:39 AM
Mana Doing Labour's Job
"He 'Goffed' it . again" said MANA Leader Hone Harawira of the Labour leader's poor performance on 'The Nation' and on 'Q+A' when for the third time running Phil Goff couldn't remember the details of his party's Capital Gains Tax.
"No wonder John Key is doing so well - Phil keeps Goffin' his lines. Hardly the qualifications for somebody wanting to run the country"
Mr Harawira said that the polls were pointing to a collapse in Labour's vote and that people were looking to a party that was clear in its determination to oppose the National / Act / Maori Party government selling off state assets, and slashing funding in health, education and welfare.
"An old lady from down south told me that 'MANA is where Labour should be'" said Mr Harawira "and a lot of Labour voters are coming to MANA now because they don't see Phil Goff as the one to stand up to National"
Mr Harawira said many people remembered Phil Goff being a willing participant in the days when Labour was selling state assets and introducing GST "and I think that lack of credibility is coming back to haunt him now"
"That's why I'm so proud of the MANA crew" said Mr Harawira.
"Annette Sykes - the best Maori rights lawyer in the country, John Minto - the 1981 anti-apartheid leader and worker's rights advocate, and Sue Bradford - the country's most well-known beneficiaries activist"
"I'd put my crew up against any other team in the house, especially on the issues of Maori rights, human rights, workers rights and the rights of the poor"
Mr Harawira said that the choice was simple "the Labour leader who is leaving town or the MANA team, fresh for the battle and with the experience and the courage to do the business"

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