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Harawira refuses to affirm allegiance to Queen, fails to be sworn in as an MP

Hone Harawira failed to be sworn into Parliament this afternoon when he declined to read out the MPs affirmation which is a legal requirement.

Speaker Lockwood Smith then asked Mr Harawira to leave the chamber and said he could return to be sworn in on the next sitting day he was willing to comply with the affirmation.

There was further disruption when singing broke out in the public gallery. Dr Smith apologised for interrupting this but said Parliament's protocols had to be complied with.

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John Hatfield AKA (P)hone(y) harawira is a douche.

I wonder how loud he would scream if someone deliberately tried to break protocol on a marae?

Would he label them a "Racist"?

he is a total waste of space and has no mana

vote Don Brash to end this degrading of the system - there is no credibility left in the NZ parliament

Don't forget Hone is a warrior and obviously his group of warriors don't have allegiance to the State or his fellow NZers. Trust that his pay and privileges from the State stop ??

Look like only his Mum has the final say....

Well it is the MAMA party.

Sounds like all MANA party members are filial...

Not sworn in yet - no money, no money!

Yes J J - if not sworn in he can't be paid an MP's salary - a last some sense in this nonsense - thanks Hone

Just saw the news apparently he is still being paid as $149,000.

I bet, that if the Speaker had dangled a kumara in front of him, he'd swear the affirmation in perfect English. He needs to be bribed.

The media shouldn't waste their time with him. Make him irrelevant instead.

I wouldn't want to swear allegiance to the queen either after her family authorised the slaughter of my people.

I fully agree!

Our people was a proud tribal race stuck in a Stone age with no law, no medicine, no sanitation, no technology, no written language. We cook in the ground and eat with our filthy bare hands. We dress ourselves in leaves and feathers. How beautiful!

Yup, I am proud that our people never even entered the Copper, Iron age etc. All we cared about is constant warface with other tribes because the victor gets to eat the captives!

And then blame the British for signing a contract we didn't understand.

Hmm, u are quite right. I am surprised I didn't think/hear of this before.

Otzi the Iceman was born circa 3300BC. At that time, he was already working with copper and had a 99.7% pure copper axe.

The Maoris where discovered circa 1800AD. So, when the Maoris made contact with pakeha, the Maoris were technically 5100 years behind everyone else in terms of technology. And that is a conservative calculation as there is evidence at Plocnik, Serbia that copper making started around 5000BC.

Wow, in anthropological terms, Maoris are kind of... uh, primitive. I am scared of this fact.

I am also glad that my ancestors invented chopsticks in 1800BC.

Swore allegiance to "Treaty of Waitangi" and not "the Queen". He didn't get the irony of this - his mum often called "Queen Victoria"!

Ha, ha, what an idiot. That's even dumber than calling Don Brash xenophobic for criticizing maori radicals.

Back to Northland where you belong Hone.

He has been an MP before and must have sworn allegiance to the Queen before.... so what has changed... she hasnt.

Moreover, he would have known that he would have been expected to swear his allegiance when he stood in the by-election. Can we bill him for wasting taxpayers money.

Surely, if he aint willing to take his position as MP for Te Tai Tokerau then it should be handed to the next chap, Kelvin Davis.

Its all a bit ludricous.... 32855 people eligible to vote in the by-election, on 41% of them bothered.... and Hone didnt even get half of their vote.

Gotta agree with Anonymous here...,Lets end this Parasite and his cronies theft of the New Zealanders hard earned Tax Dollars.

Hone, no mana at all. Mandate to be a dick. Any one can sit on the side lines and snipe, soon enough his followers will reap the benefit of his efforts in the debating chamber. That's right no effort, no benefit.

This piece of trash has never done an honest day's work in his miserable life.

Just more vindication of the common sence policy from Don Brash.

What a complete prick and anyone who voted for this loser is no better.

Hone and his mob need to be committed but not after they pay back $500k of tax payers money. Waste of space time and effort. I hope he hasnt been paid a cent yet!

what a w**ker - if he backs down now its only for the cash - bugger off looser

Did Hatfield think when he got(back) to parliament he could make his own rules?

Cuckoo Cuckoo!

Isn't refusal to swear allegaince to the Queen a form of treason?

in reading his oath he left out "white Mother%^&**$s" no wonder he was asked to go....

Good on him. Tired of everyone being PC. He is only doing what everyone would like to do.

Good on him. Tired of everyone being PC. He is only doing what everyone would like to do.

Think again. Only losers think like you and Hone.

Good on him. Tired of everyone being PC. He is only doing what everyone would like to do.

Good on him. Tired of everyone being PC. He is only doing what everyone would like to do.

You are either a loser or a thieving brown skin like mark bryers who took all the money from the elderly through his Blue Chip company.

No need for racist remarks. Yes Hone is a dick. But racist calls only strengthen his base.

He will be back in Parliament with his head out of his**** begging to take the oath, when he finds out he will not be paid any money or benefits.At the moment he is in fact a defacto MP.So when Parliament opens again on August 2nd ,he will be there with hisMama holding his hand and a lollipop the stop him from crying.Also his three henchmen McCarten ,Minto and the female witch Anette Sykes who danced when the 9/11 Buildings were being attacked by suicide death squads.Sadly some of the 3 mentioned are really shivers looking for a spine to crawl up.

Cheap publicity stunt much?

Good on Him? His people are apparently starving and hard-up yet he is not trying to help but grandstanding in NZ, HE IS ONLY INTERESTED IN HIMSELF! he is not a provider and as has happened time over in the Maori hierachy the chiefs get fat and the real people starve, thank god for colonialisation!! All WORKERS have equal rights in NZ, non-workers have less!!!

Just handed thousands of votes to ACT.

what made me laugh the most was when his chicken feathers fell off.

A man with Mana would have never have let it fall off in the first place and would surely have put it straight back on.

he kind of reminded me of the emperor with no clothes

As a fifth generation Kiwi I say, good on him.
Bring on the republic!
My forebears came to escape English rule.
For once I agree with the guy....

Hatfield the smartest wanaa be in the north, just hope the north wakes up I am have been a swinging voter at times. The Maori party have in my eyes have real creditability and the manna deserving of Maori and us Europeans alike. I thank you Honei you have really showed us for once and for all you are not a real Maori or NewZealander, you just simplify don't have any (Manna) you bring that word into disrepute.

What is mana?

Is it similar to the Force in the Jedi universe?

Honey Harawira, use the force in you, you must. Yes, hmmm

Hatfield the smartest wanaa be in the north, just hope the north wakes up I am have been a swinging voter at times. The Maori party have in my eyes have real creditability and the manna deserving of Maori and us Europeans alike. I thank you Honei you have really showed us for once and for all you are not a real Maori or NewZealander, you just simplify don't have any (Manna) you bring that word into disrepute.

I found this very entertaining, and I do believe that Hone does well for the t.v ratings. But while he on his own waka, there are people like me living in the Tai Tokerau Rohe that have to deal with being over represented for all the wrong reasons. I am also a strong believer in ‘tohu Maori’, who gave him the right, who gave him the MANA to use my Tupuna’s name – HONE HEKE, especially associating it with TAX, whakaiti! You need to ask why his korowai, the MANA of his tupuna, fell to the ground before he stepped forward to recite his oath. He TOHU tena!

That is absolutely correct Jess.

A persons Mana increases when it is worn.

For it to fall of is of great shame. Like the gods took it from him with any remaining status, honour and authority.

That is absolutely correct Jess.

A persons Mana increases when it is worn.

For it to fall of is of great shame. Like the gods took it from him with any remaining status, honour and authority.

Great.

New Zealand is the only country that allows 'mystic stuff' such as mana in their parliament.

Imangine Greek politicians invoking the mystic Essence of Zeus to promote the Greek culture and requests for its significance in an European court.

All you need is a bunch of fruitcakes agreeing on some mystic term and assigning it with an upper case.

Sparkles xx

Mana - depends on way used + dialect.
Old way - influence, prestige, power & respect.
Hone has no repect for many other's.
Should be the last person using this word.

Stop his salary - he will quickly change his tune.

Leave him alone he's a good barstard!!!

Who ?

Maoris do what they like and other NZers suck in their shxt. That's the long and short of the Land of the Long White Con.

Disgusting.

A bastard like Hone has no right to use whatever term he wants to describe dignity.

He stripped off his own last name (Hatfield) because he was shameful that his grandfather was a pakeha.

It is great that these degenerates (thats you Sharples) use taxpayers money to attend university courses and then spend their whole life trying to destroy the country.

Darn shame.

The real question to be answered in November will be: is there enough interested voters anywhere in the country for MANA to secure a constituency seat let-alone 5% of the party vote In these difficult times (Christchurch, economy etc), are there many voters prepared to waist their vote on this type of politition. Compromise is the true art of politics. Hone is not interested in compromise so he is in the wrong arena. He will pay a terrible personal price if he trys to take on parliamenary democracy in the manner he is. His lack of respect for the kawa of parliament is hypocritical when he wouldn't stand for any breach of kawa on a Marae.

Meh, what do you white motherf@#kers know?

Apart from you, Wen Zhou, you're kind of off-white, as far as I can tell.

Nah, we are New Zealanders. We pay for your dole and your dozen family members.

As someone thankfully pointed out, you are just a brown skinned fat primitive who loves to stick your tongue out and make neck slitting gestures.

yuck

Hatfield's little brain got confused when they said swearing in, and thought he was supposed to address the house & the Queen as 'white motherfuxkers'.

I bet you money will change his attitude ... then principles fly out the window. That is if he has any? let me check with his mum