This week's poll asks:
Given that National already had the numbers to govern with ACT and United Future, do you support National entering into a Confidence and Supply agreement with the Maori Party?
*It is better to have them on side and them hopefully National can and WILL moderate some of their more extreme demands. Anthony
*They got too much already before they are going require more of the nz heritage for their private means. Bob
*Depends upon confidence & supply agreement. David
*We shouldn't have race based political parties. Murray
*Cannot see any reason why they shouldn't. John
*No way, I did not vote for National because they did the same at the previous election..the Maori party are just in it for what they can get for themselves and no one else..the rest do not matter...even with all they managed to bludge out of the rest of NZ they are still in the wrost situation...one has to earn what one gets...just given to one is never appreciated..they still have the worst figures in everything so even with what they have got they still function the same and nothing has changed in the past three years...it has to come within and the need to want to progress...I do not think that will ever happen in my lifetime. Audrey
*Inclusiveness worked well in last term. Ron
*It is making the maori party appear more important than they actually are.Personally i wouldnt like the hassell of having to consult with them over all and sundry. Why bother when their people on the whole couldnt even bother to vote. More of the tail wagging the dog methinks. Brian
*Intestinal fortitude is what politicians are lacking. Phil
*I did not vote for Maori. Gavin
*This obsession that the Nats have of brown-nosing with the racist, triablist Maori radicals can only be explained by understanding that they are not doing it off their own bat. No, their instructions to further divide and degrade NZ comes from the UN, who gets their marching orders from the globalists. Its time for fundamental revolution in NZ - we need to wipe away the old system and start again from scratch. While most can't see it (due to all the trinkets and toys they've been purchased with: tablets, mp3 players, gaming consoles, internet porn, booze, etc etc etc), we are in as desperate need for radical reform as the French and nascent-Americans were in the 1700's... Peter
*It was expected to see Key butter up to the Racist party. I didn't vote Key and National in, I voted to keep the other lot out. There was damn all choice, either one lot of rackets or the other. Let's wait and see Maori language back in schools at the expense of English and Maths. Like the last 3 years the Maori party will rule the roost. The whole two and a half percent who voted Maori. Oh well, just a hundred thousand more or so will leave NZ. Who cares? Chris
*What a wasted opportunity to shut the Maori seperatists out. Where will their stupid demands end? I don't know why they want to be separate, as there are so few real Maoris left anyway. We should all bombard John Key with emails etc. Sheila
*Isn't it interesting how well Maori do in Australia. Where there are no special seperate rules and laws. Tim
*Have some misgivings but overall I believe it is in the National interest to have Maori involved. David
*I guess this question is now academic seeing how quickly National embraced the Maori Party back into the fold. The unanswerable question still remains WHY? They should take note of the old adage:-
“If you sleep with the Devil you always awake in Hell”
P.M. Key should examine the actions and courage of previous National Party Prime Ministers, notably Sydney Holland who, against all political advice, took National to the Ballot Box over a strike and won!
World International Financial conditions now demand that New Zealand stop borrowing against our future, the Government must bring strict austerity measures into being. At the same time reduce our overweight bureaucracy, economise on welfare, education, conservation and other cores services to enable us to live within our means.
If defeated over these measures in Parliament; he must go to the people, despite the obvious advice from his spin doctors against such an action. National has to realise that the majority of informed citizens of this country know our financial position, and that curbs on spending have to be implemented.
Realty must be faced, it will take courage and faith to do what is necessary...but it must be done, and done NOW. Brian