Tuesday, 23 February 2021 10:12

Hats off!

Written by  The Hound

OPINION: Your old mate was a little confused by Maori Party MP Rawiri Waititi’s stance over not wanting to wear a tie in Parliament’s debating chamber.

 

Waititi was booted out of Parliament on the first day back this month, after a dress code scuffle with Speaker Trevor Mallard.

As he was leaving the house, after being ejected by Mallard, Waititi said: “This is not about ties, it is about cultural identity.”

The Hound suggests Waititi may very well have had a valid point about the archaic rule around wearing neck ties in Parliament, which has now been relaxed.

However, he suggests if Maori Party co-leader is going to pull the old ‘cultural identity’ claim then he’d probably have more truck and ‘mana’ if he were not wearing his omnipresent, ridiculous-looking cowboy hat, which is hardly traditional Maori garb!

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