Cat killer Morgan wants to run the Green Party

Gareth is all excited at the departure of Russel Norman.  Can he finally have a Green Party made in his own image?

Millionaire philanthropist and political commentator Gareth Morgan says Russel Norman’s resignation as co-leader gives an opportunity for the Green Party to reposition itself as a genuinely environmental movement.

Dr Morgan said he had spoken to Dr Norman several times about what he calls the misuse of the Green Party’s environmental reputation as a front to push a left wing agenda.

Dr Morgan engaged in public debates about this issue, saying the Green Party’s reputation as an environmental guardian was a kind of “Trojan Horse for far left policies”.

Dr Morgan said Dr Norman’s departure created an opportunity for this to change, but he thinks it might be difficult because of what he calls the party’s other co-leader Metria Turei’s “very left wing views”.

I rarely agree with cat-killer-Morgan, except when he wants to kill cats and when he wants to destroy the Green Taliban.  

But founder and former co-leader of the Green Party Jeanette Fitzsimmons poured scorn on this suggestion.

Ms Fitzsimmons said Mr Morgan’s comments created a false distinction between the economy and the environment.

She said the environment could not be improved without attacking what had driven it to where it is.

Ms Fitzsimons said what was happening to the environment could not be separated from its effect on people.

She said the Green Party would never support neoliberal views and focus purely on the environment

Which is brilliant.  It means that they will continue to be toxic as a coalition partner to Labour, and the Green Taliban themselves would not dream of working with National.

Even if Labour gains some popularity, it won’t want to have the Greens in a coalition.  The left continue to stuff themselves.

 

– RNZ


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