The Herald reports:
Clark was smart. She knew the risks. Unlike Labour today who have an MOU with the Greens and say they are their preferred coalition partner which means a vote for Labour is a vote for having Greens in Government.
Soper was pretty much the first journalist to ask Turei questions about her circumstances and he basically got hissed at by the Green staffers. They were outraged that he would dare to ask questions of Turei around the father and the father’s family. Their view is that welfare is an entitlement and that’s it.
It was the nastiness of the Green staffers to Soper that got the backs of most of the gallery up, because they rightfully saw that if an MP does make assertions that they were forced to steal because of their circumstances, those assertions can’t be made unchallengable.
Now this fractured party is limping into the election with one leader, James Shaw, and with a party that makes the six leadership changes in the Labour Party since National came to power, look unified by comparison. It’s now on life support and Labour will surely now have to consider whether that memorandum of understanding it has with them could in fact end up being their death warrant.
Vote Labour and get Greens is not an attractive proposition.