I think the bottom lines in a MANA Movement-Internet Party Alliance could be the following
1 – Replace the National Party led Government
2 – Feed the Kids rolled out to decile 1-4 schools
3 – 20 000 new state houses
4 – Repeal the GCSB & TICS legislation and refuse to sign the TPPA
5 – End digital divide with free internet at all schools, libraries and Marae
6 – Mass public investment into internet infrastructure including a second cable
Those 6 would be the agreed policy that their combined total of MPs would push in any negotiation with Labour and Greens for confidence and supply.
An Alliance could allow electorate MANA candidates to stand as MANA candidates on the ballot and the Alliance combined party list of both parties would be what people voted for as their party vote.
MANA can gain 3 MPs on their own, so the first three spaces of the Party list should go to MANA. The benefit for the Internet Party in this Alliance is that every vote is now no longer wasted and the pulling of the pin if they don’t gain 5% is defused.
The Internet Party and their unique i-phone app launch Thursday and Kim is set to do a blitz of Weekend morning current affairs shows with him appearing on The Nation and Q+A.
My guess is that a decision to progress the dialogue of an Alliance will occur next week after the weekend media and launch of the Party.