Does Hone regret the Dotcom deal simply because it failed?

The Herald reports:

If could do it all over again, he would not get into bed with .

As he launches a bid to return to Parliament, the veteran community activist and politician has offered an apology to supporters about the deal he struck with the German entrepreneur last election.

“It was a failed strategic relationship,” says Harawira. “The aim was to engage with another entity to help with the party vote, to get someone else into Parliament.”

Would he do it again? “In hindsight, no.”

Harawira says he would not do it again because it failed and he lost his seat. But nowhere does he show any understanding of why it was a bad move for him. He spent decades fighting for workers rights and the poor and then he takes millions from a guy who is accused of paying slave wages to his staff.

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