The Labour MP for Mangere, Su’a William Sio, says stories of Pasifika leaders encouraging their communities to turn blue are exaggerated. …
Su’a William Sio says this is being led by a small Samoan group that is following the money.
Not sure this is the way of keeping church leaders onside – accuse them of just being motivated by money as the reason they are no longer supporting Labour.
“They are generally business entrepreneurs, and so they believe the lie about the brighter future and I think they’ll get a backlash from the Pacific public.”
Also reveals a bit of a paternalistic attitude that implies they should be content working in a factory, rather than trying to own their own businesses.