Herald on Labour and Ratana

by Jake Quinn

Today’s Herald Editorial opens: The Ratana Church has made its expectations of the Labour Party very clear. It wants four Ratana candidates for winnable seats on Labour’s list at the next election. It is a demand the party cannot meet.

Indeed.  If 8% of Māori report Ratana as their religion, they keep getting snotty at you while praising your political opponents and they demand a bunch of reserved list places for their mates, why bother?