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Greens moving to centre, ctd…

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Earlier I wrote about the Greens joining other corporates like BP and Z Energy in their Love NZ campaign.

I suggested this was a move to the centre to hoover up some of the Labour voters who can’t bring themselves to vote for David Cunliffe.

Now more evidence has come to light, following an extraordinary comment made by Russel Norman during an Interview on Newstalk ZB early today.

I think for the first time, Russel Norman and the Greens are saying they actually support oil and gas drilling in shallow zones off our coast.

Listen:

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Russel Norman is very clear. Exploration in shallow zones is ok – they’re only worried about deep sea drilling. This is a nice bit of positioning to snaffle some of Labour’s left flank.

The Greens are looking to become the 2nd largest party in parliament.  Will be fun to watch.  I always love it when lefties fight among themselves (which is, to be honest, almost always)

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I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning

The Green taliban have a number of political weapons at their disposal. One is the Shield of Sanctimony the other is the Cloak of Hypocrisy.

They have wheeled out both in the announcement of their immigration policy.

Laura McQuillan reports:

Despite its criticism of rich foreigners buying their way into the country, the Greens want more offshore innovators to gain residency.  Read more »

Greens bring back the money printing presses as they promise a billion dollar lolly scramble in R&D

The Green party has provided a huge R&D lolly scramble and must have decided to buy in a few printing presses to produce the billions this boondoggle.

Clearly they have never heard of fiscal restraint, instead preferring fiscal suicide via quantitative easing.

The Green Party wants to inject an additional $1 billion into research and development in New Zealand as part of its key economic strategy, it revealed this morning.

The boost in funding would be distributed to companies via direct grants and tax breaks over the next three years.

Co-leader Russel Norman announced the “headline” economic policy in Wellington this morning.

“Innovation lies at the heart of a smart, green economy. Economies that innovate do better over the long term, creating jobs that pay well,” Dr Norman said.

“Our economy is on the wrong track. We invest roughly only half what most other developed countries do on research and development.

“National plans to make this bad situation worse by cutting research investment in real terms by 10.2 per cent over the next three years and by 21 per cent out to 2023/24.”

The Greens would invest $100 million more into R&D in 2015/16, $400 million in 2016/17, and $500 million in 2017/18.

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