I have been arguing for sometime that the NZ Greens don’t have the tacticians in the backroom to be able to be effective and this latest fiasco is crippling evidence of how true that is.
The mighty Green Party of Aotearoa rolling over because their MPs are getting outplayed…
Green Party members revolt over water bottling decision
Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is facing intense backlash from members threatening to quit over a decision made by one of her ministers to allow a Chinese water bottler to expand.
Davidson has said she “doesn’t like” the decision after the co-leader of the Young Greens Max Tweedie wrote on an internal Facebook page that that he was “extremely disappointed” in the decision.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage, one of three Green ministers, announced the decision on Tuesday which allows in principle a Chinese water bottling giant to purchase land in order to expand their existing Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatane.
…if the Greens are so easy to push over on an issue as existential as China taking more water from NZ, they shouldn’t be there.
The Greens have no strategy, no tactics and end up getting tricked by far smarter players of process.
This should have been delayed, should have been gamed out and a solution found – they’ve done none of that in this case, just shuffled around pointlessly and now the activist base are livid.
I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again – the Greens are chequers players trying to play chess and this is just the latest realisation of that.