My invite to the Green Party conference must have been lost in the mail. Again. I get direct invites from Labour, MANA, and Internet MANA, but the Greens must have my old address.
In terms of their conference, the Greens must gain a Green Cabinet this election. If you look at the Labour caucus talent pool, it’s terribly shallow. The Greens have some incredibly smart brains and they will be required to do all the heavy lifting in the next Government, so much so they should demand a higher percentage in Cabinet than their proportional total.
Labour simply don’t have the MPs to be Ministers where as the Greens have a huge brains trust, Cunliffe needs to recognise this and limit the threat of the ABCs within Labour who still want to kill off his leadership by promoting the Greens.
It could turn out that Russell and Metiria ends up being Cunliffe’s best mates.