Green Kitty got claws!
eputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has called the Green Party “unstable and untrustworthy” after the party banded together with National to start an attempted appeal of the waka jumping law.
The Green Party infamously had to “swallow a dead rat” and support the waka jumping law early in the term, despite the party’s long-standing opposition to such laws, which allow parties to expel their own MPs from Parliament if they seriously rebel.
On Wednesday night at the last members’ day of the term the party voted with National on National MP David Carter’s members’ bill to repeal the law.
Thanks to the Green Party’s support the repeal bill was successful at its first reading but will not have a chance for a second or third vote before the election, meaning it could be picked up again or wither away, as Carter is retiring.
Suck on that Winnie.
How’s that regurgitated dead rat roast dinner you are having to chew up and swallow?
The Greens, who usually are timid and minus any strategic capability whatsoever, have gloriously fucked Winston over one last time before Parliament rises for the election and it’s a beautiful short sharp knee to the balls.
It’s only taken a couple of decades, but it’s good to see the Greens get street fighter in the bear pit of Parliament. There’s always been a fear that the Greens lack any killer instinct and have no backroom head kickers to push their agenda through, but this one act shows they can do just that.
Sure, the target they chose is an elderly Māori who is on his last legs politically and likely to come under 5% so won’t be in Parliament next term, but it’s a start for the Greens.
We can upgrade their offensive capacity ratings from ‘resting moss’ to your ‘average house cat attacking a wounded mouse’.
Now, all the Greens need to do between this moment and the election is NOT alienate any more voters with their woke mantra crap and they might still be in Parliament.
The Greens sunk Winston’s waka, but they are still up a creek without a paddle in terms of crossing the 5% threshold themselves.
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