The Internet Mana Party has had another media blowout, with Hone Harawira stopping an interview and walking off after just one question.
Mr Harawira refused to talk about his party’s U-turn on cannabis and would only take questions on a Te Tai Tokerau candidates’ debate.
He was once one of Parliament’s toughest opponents to cannabis, but Mr Harawira has flip flopped. Mana now wants to see decriminalisation – fitting with the preferred position of Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party.
Looks like $4 million doesn’t just buy you some candidates, but also some policies!
To understand how massive Hone’s u-turn is, consider that in March Hone said he wants to execute legal high sellers.
Also in March, the Herald reports:
Mr Harawira said he did not agree with Mr Dotcom’s policy that marijuana should be decriminalised.
Yet now he does. We knows who calls the shots now.
Political commentator David Farrar posts at Kiwiblog.
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