Election 2020

PATTRICK SMELLIE: A little bit of Green-lipped muscle

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 05 Oct 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 05 Oct 2020
Throughout the current parliamentary term, the Greens have been very well-behaved.Co-leader James Shaw’s brief and unhappy attempt to hold ministers to ransom over government funding for a private ‘green’ school was a ghastly mistake.But it appears simply to have become a ‘teachable moment’ for Shaw, as opposed to NZ First, which made such tactics a pattern of behaviour which the electorate appears ready to shun.Poll after poll now shows NZ First either failing to return to Parliament at all, or being irrelevant to...

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