What a week.
The Greens embraced the Treasury.
National embraced public transport in Auckland.
And Labour embraced Jane Kelsey.
A great summary.
In sharp contrast, the Labour Party is jackknifing confusingly and messily all over the road over the TPP agreement.
The week closed with Andrew Little looking as though he had lost control of the issue, with two former leaders Phil Goff and David Shearer opposing his opposition to the TPP deal, and with Grant Robertson – Labour’s choice as Finance Minister in any future government – appearing on a platform with tenured university radical and free-trade opponent Professor Jane Kelsey.
Jane also opposed every FTA Labour negotiated.
But it has to be said that this week the Green party looked like the senior, rather than the junior party of New Zealand’s political left wing.
Not for the first time.