Emphatically, he says, an ACT party led by Whyte would not go to war on Treaty issues. “I’ve got no interest in Maori-bashing as a political game.”
Dr Jamie Whyte back in January when he assumed leadership of ACT.
The ACT Party is playing the race card arguing Maori are legally privileged in this country. Party Leader Jamie Whyte has made the call in a speech in Waikato today saying Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today just as the aristocracy was in pre-revolutionary France. He says many Maori are better off, better educated and in better health than many Pakeha and these are often the Maori who take the most advantage of their legal privileges.
However official statistics show Maori are worse off in health, education, life expectancy, and have higher rates of incarceration than Pakeha.