Now that the numbers are in, James says

James Shaw has seen the numbers and as a result he has had a rush of shit to the brains:

Greens leader James Shaw also spoke to media in Auckland, with his newest MP, Ghahraman.

He said the Greens had made it clear they want to be at the “heart of the next Government”.

“I also think the most stable form of government with a three-way coalition is a full coalition.”   

The leader says he has a “polite and cordial relationship with Winston”.

Peters could not be reached for comment but has maintained he wants to have negotiations finished by Thursday.

And on Red Radio:

He said the majority for change had now been extended, which increased the case for a change of government.

He said that was what the Greens were working toward and it was what they were going to be to very busy negotiating in the coming few days.

Mr Shaw said he was really excited at the possibility of the first true MMP government having three parties together in a coalition, breaking out of a first past the post model.

He said he anticipated that Labour would take the lead in negotiating individually with the Greens and New Zealand First.

“And that at some point, if we’re anticipating putting a government together, that we’d have to get the three of us in a room obviously, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.”

Mr Shaw said he believed the most stable government with a full three way coalition was one where they were “all in the tent”.

These aren’t very helpful words for Winston Peters to hear.  If his arrogance extends to demanding seats around the cabinet table then there will be no deal from Winston.


-Fairfax, RadioNZ


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