I am surprised that so few media [I am told in fact the NZ Herald has focused on this quite a bit, and National Radio also] have focused on explicit statements from Unite Future and NZ First that they will not support a Government which has the Greens in them. Dunne repeated that yesterday, which got publicity but the NZ First statement has been so unreported that I wondered if I was dreaming it.
But no here on Scoop is the Greens’ response to it on the 7th of September. In words they may regret they said “We’re grateful with Winston Peters for laying down a bottom line that he would not support Labour if in coalition with the Greens”.
The four parties of the left have only 61 out of 122 seats. Unless one of those parties picks up a seat on specials, Labour will not be able to do a coalition with the Greens.No tag for this post.