Face of the Day

Chloe Swarbrick has big ambitions for her first term as an MP. But becoming Green Party co-leader is not one of them.

Swarbrick ruled herself out of the contest today, saying that it was too early in her career to take on such a responsibility.

“I have to get comfortable with being a politician first and foremost,” she told the Herald.

“It’s just not something I’ve got my eyes on.

“I didn’t see myself in politics a year and a half ago. This was not really in my life plan. I’ve got no aspirations beyond just progressing Green values.”

Green values?   Forgive me dear Chloe, but I’m totally confused as to what those are.  I get the clean rivers bit, and you are far from alone in that policy space.   But until your party says that wholesale benefit fraud is Not OK, I wouldn’t trust any Green MP that uses the word “values” to know what it actually means.


– Isaac Davison, NZ Herald



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