summarised by The Centrist
New Zealander Perce Harpham is 91-years-old and the founder of software company Progeni. He’s supported the Labour Party for the past 16 years, but no longer. His reason for this is the party’s “destructive impact on our legal system and democracy”.
The rise of a Māori political hierarchy has resulted in a shift towards a “tyranny of the minorities,” overshadowing other groups and only benefiting a few, says Harpham.
Māori special interests have strategically manoeuvred themselves in legal structures and positions of authority. This is something Harpham says is more reminiscent of a coup d’etat.
The Labour Party caucus seems determined to further enable this takeover, despite the fact that many Māori individuals in opposition, such as Winston Peters and David Seymour, do not wish to see an erosion of traditional democracy.
“Labour’s racist and tribal co-governance model must be ended in favour of the Treaty obligation to provide one law for all.”