Shorten says never again to the Greens

March 26th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

The Guardian reports:

Labor, which suffered a swing against it of about 9.5% to leave it with 27.4% of the vote, has also pointed to voter dissatisfaction with the power-sharing arrangement in Tasmania.

The federal opposition leader, Bill Shorten, said Labor’s formal relationship with the was marked down by Tasmanian voters. Shorten said he could “foresee no set of circumstances that in the event that Labor was elected to government nationally, that we would go into a formal alliance with the ”. 

That’s a very strong statement, but reflects how deeply unpopular the alliance in Tasmania was.

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12 Responses to “Shorten says never again to the Greens”

  1. david (2,557 comments) says:

    And yet how many times were they re-elected before this last electoral debacle? They must have done something right, like hiding the truth, buying support and lying like flatfish.

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  2. virtualmark (1,528 comments) says:

    And there’s no grounds for thinking a power-sharing arrangement between Labour and the Greens here would end any differently …

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  3. Manolo (13,778 comments) says:

    On the Tasmanian Greens: http://www.spectator.co.uk/australia/australia-features/9164821/the-devilish-problem-of-tasmania/

    Now that the state election is over, and Tasmania has rid itself of 16 years of Labor governments, including a spell of genetically modified Labor-Greens togetherness…

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  4. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    It will take time as the envious losers supporting both parties continue to vote for these fiscally illiterate fools on the misunderstanding they will screw those that have worked, achieved, and have something, dishing them more handouts for their feral breeding, State housing, feeding their unwanted kids, and bludging in general. Like the last Labour stuff up in Australia, NZ will be bankrupt, with a stuffed credit rating, and no viable industry, especially primary, to bail them out of the shit.

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  5. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (890 comments) says:

    Shorten has short sight. Labour here will form a progressive government with Greens, Mana and NZ First. All polls point to that – Roy Morgan and Labour’s internal polling.

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  6. Ross Miller (1,704 comments) says:

    SCS 3.40 … you forgot to mention crim.kraut.

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  7. NK (1,244 comments) says:

    Shorten has short sight. Labour here will form a progressive government with Greens, Mana and NZ First. All polls point to that – Roy Morgan and Labour’s internal polling.

    Yes. I don’t know why the Nats/Act bother turning up. Complete waste of time doing so.

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  8. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    Labour’s internal polling would be as accurate as Cunliffe’s CV!

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  9. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    The creepy little union thug could reinforce that commitment by ceasing his second finger salute to the voters of Australia and allow the passage of the bill to scrap the Carbon Tax to pass in the Senate.
    IT only remains blocked by an unholy alliance that is in place until the rejigged senate, voted last year, is seated in July and it’s make up is still undecided till next week when WA has a rerun vote due to the commission losing a bunch of votes before counting ended last election.
    The only thing Australians can bank on from this abominable little charlatan is he will take at least one more breath, after that all bets are off.

    Responsible for the sticking the shiv int two sitting federal prime ministers in under three years, most would want a promise to fart after eating a can of baked beans from the odious little bastard, to be in writing and witnessed by two JPs.

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  10. adaman (41 comments) says:

    Isn’t this all the more reason to have 3 years (if it lasted that long) of the Greens in govt. Short term damage yes, but longer term people would realise just how bad the greens are and they would be tarnished permanently and we could move away from having these communists as the third largest party in parliament and hopefully gone from parliament all together. Just saying.

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  11. OneTrack (3,107 comments) says:

    Adaman that assumes that the country Will survive three years

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  12. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (890 comments) says:

    Greens are here to stay. When the Labour-Greens take over in 2014, they will rule for 4 terms for sure….Once JK is gone National will not find somebody to match David Cunliffe….

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