Greens give Little the clap


The Green taliban gave Andrew Little a standing ovation, probably because he didn’t bore the shit out of them utterly.

Labour leader Andrew Little has received a rapturous response at the Green Party annual general meeting this afternoon.

Days after Labour and the Greens signed a formal agreement to work together, Mr Little became the first Labour leader to speak at a Green Party conference.

Around 200 Green Party members – and a handful of Labour MPs – gave him a standing ovation at the Lincoln Events Centre in Christchurch.

Mr Little, standing in front of Labour and Green posters, said he agreed to speak at the conference out of a “profound sense of responsibility”.

“We must show that there is a real alternative,” he said. “A credible alternative.”

And there’ is the problem right there. Andrew little has no credibility. He’s literally the Wallace of NZ politics.

His speech was well-received. The audience nodded along and gave an extended round of applause when Mr Little committed to combating climate change and eliminating homelessness.

The speech was spent mostly on reiterating Labour’s core political messaging — that the National-led Government was increasingly “out of touch”.

Mr Little made no references to a potential Labour-Green government or any possible coalition arrangements.

He touched only briefly on the Labour-Greens Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Labour had made good progress since its 2014 election defeat, he said.

Good progress? Plummeting polls, slipping personal rankings, no money, no prospect of any donors..good progress? I’d hate to see was a vast improvement looks like.

“But in an MMP environment, that alone isn’t enough.

“In our country, under our system, governments must be built on lasting, mature relationships between different parties that share a common vision for the future.

“That’s why we’ve been strengthening our relationship and co-operation with the Greens.

Lasting and mature? He’s talking about the Greens…and Labour…you know the people who go around vandalising signs…yeah those mature folk. All the Labour MPs that I’ve spoken to think this is electoral poison.

Give it a week or two and Greens and Labour will be back at each other’s throats.

This ‘marriage’ of the Greens and Labour is nothing more nor less than a lurch into the territory of the hard left. No wonder Winston Peters is smiling from ear to ear.


-NZ Herald

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