The Greens are prepared to forego a coalition or confidence and supply arrangement and sit on the crossbenches if post-election talks do not go their way.
Co-leader James Shaw made the comments on Thursday, saying the only post-election deal that was off the table completely was one which would give National power.
However, he said if the Greens held the balance of power it was “always a possibility” that it would walk away from negotiations with Labour if they could not get the gains they wanted.
Couple of things here.
1 – If James had fought as hard for meaningful climate change legislation as he did for his Jedi Academy, the Greens might not be on the verge of electoral annihilation.
2 – Throwing your weight around now when you have no power is pointless sophistry.
3 – Labour aren’t listening.
If James Shaw wants to ensure the Greens get back in, throwing tantrums about negotiating with Labour in a hypothetical future that is increasingly looking unlikely will do sweet bugger all in doing that.
If James wants to help, he should be in Auckland Central doing everything to get Chloe in.
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