Hone Harawira mentioned during a radio interview yesterday (which I haven’t been able to find online) that he’d be on the dole when he resigned from parliament.
# Isn’t there a stand-down period for the unemployment benefit if you resign?
# Don’t you have to use up your savings before you get the benefit?
# Hasn’t he been earning considerably more than the average income for nearly six years?
# What has he done with all that money?
# If he can’t manage his own money how can he be trusted with the public’s?
# Shouldn’t he be leading by example?
# If this is his example, where’s he leading his followers?
# Or did I misunderstand his comment and was he admitting he might not win the by-election and therefore be unemployed after June 25?
# What will he tell his followers if, as looks very likely, the Mana Party won’t be registered before the by-election?
Thanks to Kaisern the quote is:
“It is going to be tough because I go back on the dole. . . “