Are the Greens back on message?

by Jake Quinn

Interesting, in the light of posts like these, to hear Metiria Turei on Radio NZ’s Summer Noelle this morning honing the Green party’s social equity messages.

When asked to summarise the year’s priorities she said words to the effect of “continuing to push our Green New Deal (which is the Green Jobs stuff) and focusing on eliminating poverty in New Zealand”.

When given the chance she stressed her working class collectivist background and strongly refuted the claim that the Green Party had abandoned representing the poor.

Sounds like there has been some good thinking over the summer and that the Greens realise how important the social issues are to their constituency, and how little they have to gain from ‘preparing themselves’ as coalition partners for a future National-led government.