Greens co-leader Marama Davidson put out a statement about their changed position on the bill saying they’re supporting it “because the confidence and supply agreement holds us to it”.
That’s simply not true. There’s no mention of it in the agreement, so her explanation’s more of an excuse than reality.
It is very clear that the Greens are not obliged to vote for the waka jumping bill. They have decided to do so, because they place a greater priority on placating Winston than on their own principles.
This is a bill that would have probably prevented the Green Party from ever being in Parliament in their own right. Yet they are backing it to please Winston.
Imagine what they’ll do in the future to keep Winston happy.