Labour MP supports protest against his own Government’s Treaty settlement

Stuff reports:

Scenes of protest and defiance gave way to tears and disappointment on Parliament’s forecourt, as iwi groups clashed at the signing of the Hauraki treaty settlement. 

The Government has chosen to go ahead with the signing of the Pare Hauraki collective redress deed, despite deep division between a number of iwi which make up the group.  …

Labour MP for Waiariki Tamati Coffey stood with protesters on Thursday, and conceded he was in a difficult position. 

“I promised I’d walk alongside Tauranga Moana. I will continue to and I did that today. 

So Coffey marched with the protesters against the Treaty settlement his own Government has agreed to.

Will he vote against it also?

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