NZ Labour has lower standards than UK Labour

In Parliament on Wednesday:

Karen Chhour: So does the Minister agree with John Tamihere when he says his charity and Oranga Tamariki are in a partnership and not a contract, and if Te Whānau o Waipareira is struck off the Charities Register, will the Minister guarantee that this partnership will end?

Hon KELVIN DAVIS: What the member needs to do is cross the bridge that is Te Tiriti o Waitangi from her pākehā world into the Māori world and understand exactly how the Māori world operates. It’s no good looking at the world from a vanilla lens.

Once again we have a Labour Maori MP denigrating another Maori MP and effectively stating they are not a real Maori because they don’t agree with them. They did it to Simon Bridges and now to Karen Chour.

From Karen’s maiden speech:

Life got so bad that, by the age of nine, I didn’t think I was going to survive to the age of 10. It was around this time that I ran away from home and cried out for help. …

I was bounced from pillar to post, and, by the time I was 14, I had moved schools seven times. I could not keep up, so I did what so many have done before, and I simply dropped out. I got a job and I saved what I could, and eventually I moved into a flat and became completely independent. I worked graveyard shifts at McDonalds while I tried to continue my education by day, doing a course. I drank a bit, I cried a lot, but I was doing OK.

 I, myself, have been on the receiving end of bullying for some of these very reasons. I was judged when I was younger, sometimes very openly, about just being another Māori dropout that would never get anywhere in life.

Yet Kelvin claims she isn’t a real Maori, implying she grew up in some privileged Pakeha family!

By coincidence a near identical thing just happened in the UK. A UK Labour MP described Conservative Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as “superficially black”. This wasn’t even in Parliament but at a forum at a conference.

The UK Labour MP has been suspended from the Labour caucus for what she said. So the UK Labour Party is more ethical than the NZ Labour Party!

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