By making the referendum on cannabis binding, Andrew Little has thrown the Greens a lifeline for political relevancy for the 2020 election.
Strategists inside Labour are concerned that the Greens current woke middle class identity politics phase is toxic and alienating, so much so that their internal polling keeps seeing the Greens slip under 5%.
Apparently there was a lot of head banging on desks when Marama took to twitter demanding white bros delete themselves.
The fear is that the Greens might sink altogether making it impossible to get a Parliamentary majority in 2020, by giving them a binding referendum, Labour strategists are hoping that will be enough to keep them above 5%.
Chloe Swarbick’s statement to ‘give 3 ticks to the Greens’ sums up the thinking behind this.
Let’s all pray to the Gaia Goddess that the Greens can just shut up enough to get them back into Parliament. The less they say, the more people will like them.