You know you are in trouble when the best defence your colleagues can come out with is basically “John may be a criminal, but he isn’t as big a criminal as these ones!”.
Mahara Okeroa says that David Richwhite is getting off lightly compared to Tamihere. Well Richwhite has been charged and faces fines running to the tens of millions of dollars. Is Okeroa saying Tamihere should be charged also?
Okeroa also pushes the ridiculous claim that the $320,000 golden handshake was koha, saying that his ancestors once koh’aed a lake and mountains. But did they pay tax on the mountain?
If this is the best defence Labour can think up, it is rather sad.