Do NZ Greens support a global parliament?

The Mercury reports:

The ’ hero was met with a standing ovation when he delivered the 2012 Green Oration, which called for a single global and democratic parliament.

“Let us create a global democracy and parliament under the grand idea of one planet, one person, one vote, one value,” he said.

Senator Brown said he would call on the world’s 100 Greens parties to back his “earth parliament” at the third global Greens conference in Senegal next week.

So which Green MPs are attending the global Greens conference and will they be voting in favour of there being one global parliament under one person, one vote, one value.

Under one person, one vote, a majority i the global Parliament would be held by representatives from China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia and Bangladesh.

In one sense I  have some agreement with Senator Brown. It would be nice to have a global Parliament, so there are no trade barriers etc. Ironic, as the Greens are the most protectionist party around.

But it could never happy with so many countries presently governed by repressive regimes. It would just extend that repression to the planet. And God knows how many things the Greens would try to ban on a global scale, if there was a global Parliament.

What I would support is a super-parliament of democratic countries. Only countries with true democracies, with freedom of speech and religion, with a free media could join.

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