Dotcom wants citizenship so he can then become an MP

The Herald reports:

The German internet mogul said he would definitely considering running for Parliament if he gained citizenship, ideally before the 2017 general election.

Maybe he could stand for Mana in Epsom?

An upbeat Dotcom dismissed speculation about a backroom deal involving the Labour Party pulling out of the Te Tai Tokerau race or fielding a purposely weak candidate in an Epsom tea party-type arrangement.

Such a deal would virtually guarantee a seat in Parliament for Dotcom’s new ally, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira.

“I had no chat with David Cunliffe,” Dotcom said, referring to the Labour Party leader. ” I don’t think Hone needs that. I think he’s going to win the seat easily.”

If that is the case, why are so many on the left almost hysterically demanding Labour concede the seat to Harawira? I suspect they know that Davis is a strong popular candidate, and Hone’s deal won’t have gone down well with many voters.

Outside the theatre, protester Dave Blackmore parked his car, a Lada rebranded “Lardarse” with the number plate “DOTCON”. He said legal reasons prevented him from going into detail about his gripe with Dotcom but he’d had “dealings with him” before and was displeased.

The number of former colleagues, friends and staff who have fallen out with Dotcom is massive. It’s almost as if there is a trend, or underlying issue!

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