Russell Brown in reviewing the Ewen-Street defection to National, comments that GE is the wrong issue for the Greens to be brandishing as an example of National being unable to change – because every party in Parliament (except maybe Maori) is oppossed to the Green Party stance on GE.
Russell poses what I thought was a good future challenge on GE:
We haven’t had the real GE debate yet. That will come when we’re presented with a GMO – a grass, or a tree – whose environmental benefits are so compelling that we will really have to make a decision. It will happen, and I would have to think that it is more likely that it will be the Greens’ 100% refusenik stance that will be challenged, and not the broader Parliamentary consensus.