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    It may be like seeing a unicorn for the first time but who knows I signed the above petition. #ConsiderOurVotes

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGR367 View Post
    That's ridiculous. National is so far removed from Greens social and economic pipe-dream socialist policies there would not be enough common ground to last them till morning tea. Bright red is the new green.

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    On Kiwiblog yesterday - What could the Greens get if they went with National not Winston? Possible accommodations in exchange for abstaining on confidence and supply. Some good discussion but strongly suggest stop reading posts made after about 6pm yesterday, at which point posts deteriorated rapidly.

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/09/w...t_winston.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    They certainly will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    There was me thinking their job was to be champions for the environment. And how better to do that than have a meaningful seat in Government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    There was me thinking their job was to be champions for the environment. And how better to do that than have a meaningful seat in Government.
    The Greens are not savvy enough to realise that going with National would give them a real voice for once in their long history, they would rather pay lip service in a 3 way coalition and stick to their pig-headedness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couta1 View Post
    The Greens are not savvy enough to realise that going with National would give them a real voice for once in their long history, they would rather pay lip service in a 3 way coalition and stick to their pig-headedness.
    Shaw is the most pig-headedness of them all

    Real disappointment is that guy - he seemed to be the one to make Green a real party and has blown it conpletely

    They'll moan and winge about this and about that for another three years and nobody will listen .... and hopefully reflect on the lost opportunity (even if it did mean selling their soul)
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Shaw is the most pig-headedness of them all

    Real disappointment is that guy - he seemed to be the one to make Green a real party and has blown it conpletely

    They'll moan and winge about this and about that for another three years and nobody will listen .... and hopefully reflect on the lost opportunity (even if it did mean selling their soul)
    Sad really isn't it.

    I think FWIW, that we might all accomodate a voice for the environment in either the left or the right, but these idealogical tossers in the Greens don't seem to have any clue about how to get into Government as a minor party, in order to put into effect the essence of their ideals!

    I heard today a summary of all the things they've managed to accomplish whilst not in Government, and it's fairly impressive but not overly convincing or inspiring, you'd think they would FINALLY decide that conceding some of their idealism to hold a seat in power, albeit a minor party and tenuous, would further their ideals moreso than being in opposition or worse on the back benches.

    Some just persist with cutting ones nose off to spite ones face, this sums up the Greens IMHO.

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    Lol sorry but no matter what you or the media or national stooges etc say or think or summarise we will just have to wait on winston first ;that sums it up really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Shaw is the most pig-headedness of them all
    I think James Shaw is wonderful. He is a principled man who is committed to shifting the wealth from the haves to the have-nots. And totally dedicated to ensuring the dream of being carbon free remains a dream and if our rivers ever needed a loud voice his will be much louder in offices that used to be filled with more people. Parliament I think needs Bridesmaids and there is no-one more practiced at this than James and his Crew.

    And isn't it wonderful that Met Tu can spend some time in her castle in Dunedin. Frolicking around a big old stone building might be good practice for whatever her future may bring her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baa_Baa View Post

    I heard today a summary of all the things they've managed to accomplish whilst not in Government,
    I like Lists - especially short ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshuatree View Post
    Lol sorry but no matter what you or the media or national stooges etc say or think or summarise we will just have to wait on winston first ;that sums it up really.
    I feel for those silly Winston first MPs sitting around all day talking about Allah knows what, pretending to decide who will be the government, when Winston knows already, but the miserable old bathplug won't tell them.

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    Greens almost certainly will get anther seat; if Labour do too that will certainly be a boost for their chances. A one seat majority wouldn't cut it.

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