Much has been written in scorn of the Greens somehow losing their moral and ethical compass in supporting the waka jumping legislation.
I am not one of them.
Their support of this is probably one of the smartest tactical things they’ve done since replacing Dave Cormack as their communications and strategic genius.
Here’s the simple reason why the Greens needed to give Winston this.
We have a looming economic collapse, as the new Government attempt to counter it with State intervention, National will immediately attempt to woo disaffected NZ First MPs to jump ship to them.
With this legislation in place, Winston has the guarantee he needs to be a blessing to make big calls with Jacinda.
The smart money right now would be for Marama to hold a quiet and discreet late night whisky evening with Winston and his Chief of staff on getting support for a far more impressive cannabis proposal that the Greens can hold up as a total victory for them because the Carbon Zero by 2050 will soon look like the pointless bullshit it as as weather conditions get more and more extreme.
The Greens need to go into the 2020 election with a huge cannabis reform win with the promise of a new industry to ensure the stoners get to the polls.
Oh, and while I have the attention of the Green Party, someone needs to tell Eugenie Sage that she is flailing all over the place and is looking terribly incompetent in her role.