Shearer on the Greens

Apparently…not so you had noticed, but Labour and the Greens have the same mining policy now…you know the one where everything stays in the ground and workers go to Australia to learn how to mine things.

Has the mainstreaming of the Green Party pushed you further to the right?

No, no. We’re Labour. What we are is what we are, we don’t go out everyday to differentiate ourselves from one party or another, and our policies differentiate us.

But those policy platforms between Labour and the Greens are increasingly similar. Well, yes, they have become more mainstream, for example their mining policy is becoming much more like ours. We’re not so different on the environment any more. In other areas we are different, such as trade policy.

Excuse me while I just snort Mountain Dew out of my nostrils…but the laughs just keep on coming:

How would you describe your political philosophy?

I find my values mesh with Labour’s – it’s like putting on an old coat.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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