As regular readers will already know I am not a fan of the anti-jobs, anti-people, anti-progress Green taliban. They are luddites. Unfortunately they manage to hoodwink plenty of people into their clutches.
In Australia, Julia Gillard has attacked them:
A FIERY Julia Gillard blasted the Greens as being anti-jobs as Tony Abbott revealed the Coalition was drawing up contingency plans if Labor made Kevin Rudd, Bill Shorten or Greg Combet leader.
The Prime Minister said it was the Greens who had walked away from their agreement because their policies would hurt jobs.
“At the end of the day, the Greens party is fundamentally a party of protest rather than a party of government … a party that would prefer to complain about things than get solutions,” she said.
Ms Gillard revealed when Greens leader Christine Milne phoned her on Tuesday to tell her of the split, her reply was very brief.
“I said sort of ‘thanks, righto’ and that was it.”
While some Labor MPs said the deal should never have been done, Ms Gillard defended it, saying after the 2010 election delivered a hung Parliament she tried to find a way to work with others to keep the economy strong, create jobs and shape the nation’s future.