Dotbomb divides Mana

Kim Dotcom’s reverse Midas touch has infected the Mana Party:

Sue Bradford and other leading Mana Party figures have walked out of the party’s AGM over its decision to continue negotiations towards an alliance with Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party.

After discussions which went into the night at Mataikotare Marae near Rotorua yesterday, Mana’s branches “unanimously” agreed to move forward with the negotiations.

The party has given its leaders a month to negotiate, before they put any proposed alliance out to the party’s local branches for consultation.

However, Mana President Annette Sykes this morning said : “Our movement, I was concerned that it may be fragile and some of our membership – I don’t know whether some have chosen not to come back today.”

“There’s quite a number. We’re not talking hundreds, but we’re talking people who I think are leaders young and old and they are principled people who I have respect for. They’ve gone back to reflect with their branches.”

Ms Bradford this morning confirmed she was among those who had walked out.

“We left us last night so she perhaps includes us among those people because there was deep debate, deep dissension and resistance to the idea of going into an alliance with the Internet Party.”

“Some of us, both Maori and Pakeha, are really disturbed by the idea of going into an alliance with a neo-liberal billionaire.”. . .

The Internet Party has policies but it’s difficult to detect clear priceless principles.

Th Mana Party has principles and some of its members are principled enough to care enough about them than to be wary of the Dotbomb which could well leave the wreckage of their party in its wake.

19 Responses to Dotbomb divides Mana

  1. robertguyton says:

    Priceless!
    “The Internet Party has policies but it’s difficult to detect clear priceless.”

    In any case, you are seeing what you want to see, not what’s happening. Hone will be in the House with extra Mana MPs and that’ll sink National.

  2. robertguyton says:

    You’re right to call it “Dotbomb” though.
    Problem is, National will be the recipient of the coming WHUMP!

  3. Andrei says:

    Another Kim Dot Com post and three spam comments from Robert Guyton within a couple of hours of its appearance.

    How incredibly dreary make “Days of our lives” seem positively Shakespearean in comparison

  4. Paranormal says:

    I’m keen on taking membership in the internet party, if only to support the continued german led destruction of the left. Great entertainment, particularly with the scrabbling around of the likes of RG trying to make a silk purse out of the mess. All the drama, wheeling and dealing, and pontification could all be destroyed if Kelvin Davis stands again and routs Hone.

  5. jabba says:

    I don’t really like Sue Bradford BUT she knows when she is associated with a deadbeat party and pulls the pin eventually

  6. robertguyton says:

    You think Winston will save Key’s bacon come September?

    Peters on Key:

    “Taking aim at Prime Minister John Key, he said the popular leader was a ”good old boy” who had brought the ”behaviour of Wall Street” to his role.

    ”He’s become the country’s number one salesman, selling this country out.”

  7. jabba says:

    I think Peters should retire NOW.If National need him to make up the next Govt I will be really annoyed BUT then, that’s how our stupid MMP works. Dunne and your good mate Colin Craig will be good support for the Nats and ACT have a good team on the rise.
    You and Dave love CV’s so compare theirs to Harawira, Dotcom, Sykes and the rest of this bunch of clowns.

  8. robertguyton says:

    Peters will call the shots at this election, jabba, and is couldn’t care less that you are “annoyed”. Key will need him and Peters will say, “Back to the used-car yard, buddy”, and the Labour/Green/NZ1st/Mana/Internet Party coalition will sweep into power. First thing we’ll do is ban stupid commenters on blogs. That’ll tidy up the place no end!
    You could take up gardening.

  9. robertguyton says:

    ACT have a good team on the rise, jabba?
    Didn’t their leader recently come out saying that he wants to legalize incest?
    On the rise?
    Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaally????????????????

  10. robertguyton says:

    And Colin Craig???

    Neil Armstrong , he claims, didn’t walk on the moon. Nope. Fair dinks!
    Those aren’t vapour-trails, they’re mind-control clouds sprayed from passing aircraft (Colin got a big whiff!)
    Yep, Key’s got himself a crew, alright!

  11. robertguyton says:

    Peter Dunne??
    That’s who you have your hopes pinned on?

    Excellent.
    The Left already has it won.

  12. jabba says:

    it’s the greens who should be worried about Peters Mr Guyton

  13. Paranormal says:

    RG, you’re sadly deluded if you think anything Winston First says now will bear any resemblance to his actions following the election. The desire for baubles of office are strong in that one.

    In the meantime you have intelligent voters in Epsom that want a National government next year. If the woeful opposition somehow lifts their game so that National aren’t able to make history with over 50% of the vote then there will be coalition partners aplenty to line up to be government. Act will be there courtesy of the Epsom voters. The Dunne nothing party will also be there.

    The big question is will Hone be there after the election. That’s doubtful if he carries on alienating his support base. Kelvin Davis could ensure Mana and Dotbomb are not on the landscape. You may yet find that parties contesting the Te Tai Tokerau electorate align to get rid of Hone. For example if the Maori Party endorsed Kelvin Davis, because it suits their long term purpose, Hone could be gone by lunchtime. In 2011 Hone lost nearly 4,000 votes from his 2008 result. He dropped from 62% of the vote to 43%. He’s not as certain as you would have us believe.

  14. robertguyton says:

    The Greens, jabba, are not at all “worried about Peters”. You say we should be, but we don’t care what you think and we know what we think. We think we will be in Government starting September, 2014. We think Mr Peters will torpedo Key. Course, he’ll have to wait til Kim Dotcom’s done the same, but Peters is a patient man.

  15. Paranormal says:

    Sadly deluded sums up it up all to well, if you think the Greens will be in government starting Sept 2014. The only way they’ll achieve that is to do a uturn on coalition with National….

  16. TraceyS says:

    robertguyton at 2:59 pm: “First thing we’ll do is ban stupid commenters on blogs.” So your blogging days are numbered then Robert? Sadly, I think not!

    As much as anyone I’d like to see an end to silly blog comments but the “Labour/Green/NZ1st/Mana/Internet Party coalition” would be going to extreme lengths…!

  17. Rick says:

    With the level of wisdom in his comment perhaps Robert Guyton should become the leader of the Labour Party. Similar intel levels

  18. Rick says:

    Eat some meat RG. It helps the brainpower!

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