I don’t think so. Ā They are petulant and self righteous, and expect way too much in return for their actual support base.
What about Labour and the Greens, eh? Can’t live together, can’t live apart.
Just how the two parties can co-habit on the Left has been one of the longest-running conundrums since MMP was a pup.
How can they turn being allies – or is that just very good friends – into benefits for both? And how can they draw the line between potential co-operation in government and competition for votes?
And then there have been the parties playing gooseberry: once upon a time United Future; ever and always New Zealand First.
As centre parties camped on the fulcrum of power they have been able to force the Greens out of government, when Labour has been in power, leaving them no option but to grimace and bear it.
The real problem for Labour is that it needs to position itself as partnering with Winston instead of the Greens, because not enough voters like the idea of the Green Taliban getting near the levers of power on the back of a Labour vote.
A vote for Labour is a vote for a Labour Green government. Ā And how much did the voters run away from that? Ā Ā Last time, they did it in unprecedented numbers.
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