Oh to be a fly on the wall of the meeting between the Greens and Labour today

I can just imagine the naive grin on James Shaws’s face as he confidently enters the room to have a ‘”positive conversation” with Jacinda Ardern. He will open with the statement that his party is prepared to work with Winston Peters but that they are unlikely to support a Labour-NZ First government from the sidelines.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern

Positive Jacinda will then smile positively and will inform James that he’d best buy himself a nice comfy cushion then because his party is going to be sitting on the benches for another three years unless he does exactly as she tells him to do.

Green leader James Shaw