Should all Greens be ruled out of Labour Cabinet?

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern made it clear that Metiria Turei would not be considered for a position in a Labour cabinet due to Turei’s ongoing condoning of benefit fraud.

Co-leader James Shaw has said he fully supports Turei’s stance and won’t condemn benefit fraud. Should he also be ruled out of a cabinet position?

Kennedy Graham and David Clendon have chosen to step down rather than join the Green condoning of law breaking.

The other 10 Green MPs say they fully support Turei. Should they also be ruled out of any cabinet positions in a Labour led government?

Does this stance effectively rule the Green Party out of a coalition?

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32 Comments

    • PDB

       /  August 9, 2017

      All Green MP’s should have been ruled out of any govt cabinet well before Turei’s confession.

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  1. Corky

     /  August 9, 2017

    No. Righties need Greenies sitting around Labours cabinet table.

    That will clearly show whether Labour went down the path of ethics or power.

    And with Winston possibly waking and realising the grass may now be Greener in Labours pasture, things will become very interesting.

    Of course such a prediction is predicated on the Greens getting back into power.

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  2. Blazer

     /  August 9, 2017

    No need to get ahead of …your self.

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    • … …., …….. ……., (………!) ……. “ellipsis” ……

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  August 9, 2017

        Thanks for putting in the hard yards and removing the redundancies from Blazer’s post.

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  3. sorethumb

     /  August 9, 2017

    As I said yesterday this is similar to the plot of Lord Jim
    Lord Jim is the story of a man named Marlow’s struggle to tell and to understand the life story of a man named Jim. Jim is a promising young man who goes to sea as a youth. He rises quickly through the ranks and soon becomes chief mate. Raised on popular sea literature, Jim constantly daydreams about becoming a hero, yet he has never faced any real danger. Finally, his chance comes. He is serving aboard a vessel called the Patna, carrying Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, when the ship strikes an underwater object and springs a leak. With a storm approaching, the crew abandons her and her passengers to their fate. Jim, not thinking clearly, abandons the ship with the rest of the crew. The Patna does not sink, however, and Jim, along with the rest of the officers, is subjected to an official inquiry by his fellow seamen.

    So Clendon nad Graham stay on the ship and all the other high and might Green get into Metiria’s Lieboat.

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    • Blazer

       /  August 9, 2017

      I assume the story is about redemption….Jim becoming…’Lord’..and all.

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      • sorethumb

         /  August 9, 2017

        He goes to somewhere in South East Asia and becomes leader of a village who fight a war lord. He dies in battle.

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        • sorethumb

           /  August 9, 2017

          Conrad was Polish and English was his second language but have a read of the opening of Heart of Darkness where he describes London and the Thames.

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  4. Gezza

     /  August 9, 2017

    Look, the simple fact is its suddenly become obvious that the Green Party has been taken over by sperm-donor-do-it-yourself-who-needs-a-man radical feminists & will soon hardly have any real men voters left.

    Those who still intend to vote Green will only be emasculated metrosexuals brought up by two mums & ageing hippies focussed almost entirely on arts & crafts & cannabis legalisation & too stoned to be able read other Parties’ websites & remember enuf of what they’ve read to know if there actually viable alternatives.

    It’s possible I’m – but bring on the polls, I say. With James now revealing himself to be nothing but a bossed-around pansy, I reckon they’re headed for the fringe.

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    • Gezza

       /  August 9, 2017

      😡 Drat. * It’s possible I’m wrong ….
      Sorry about that. I blame the cream doughnut. I thought the rest of it was quite good? 😳

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    • sorethumb

       /  August 9, 2017

      Turie is a prevaricating vauvarian. Not sure what the last word means but that was the description of the doctor on the Lloyds who managed to loose about 50 children by the time the ship berthed at Nelson.

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  5. David

     /  August 9, 2017

    Bring back Wussel

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    • Blazer

       /  August 9, 2017

      easily the most impressive Green contender I’ve… seen.

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      • PDB

         /  August 9, 2017

        Compared to the current bunch of welfare/electoral fraud enablers within the Greens that doesn’t say much.

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  6. alloytoo

     /  August 9, 2017

    yes, except for Kennedy Graham and David Clendon

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  7. Im picking MT will be demoted post election. I vote for one policy only, and no other party bar United future has a true understanding of the issues surrounding Medical Cannabis.

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  8. Gezza

     /  August 9, 2017

    Too wet to work outside. On the couch with a hotty. Hopefully won’t drift off into land of nod. Question Time in 6 minutes.

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    • Pete Kane

       /  August 9, 2017

      Hotty? Q7.

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      • Gezza

         /  August 9, 2017

        Yes, but not the kind you might be thinking of – if it was that kind there’d be no risk of nodding off. Speaker Carter has just told off the Labour Members who are being so raucous, (especially 3 of them?) one cannot hear Ministers answers. Now Winnie Peters has just called Paula Bennet a smart arse.

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      • Gezza

         /  August 9, 2017

        Q 7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how does he credibly do that?

        Oh gawd! Not still banging that drum! Starting to make a right tit of himelf!

        Must say, Question Time performances – govt & oppos – seem to have improved a bit, overall.

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        • Gezza

           /  August 9, 2017

          God this one’s a laff a minute.

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          • Gezza

             /  August 9, 2017

            Carter can’t stop grinning when he tells anyone off!

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            • Gezza

               /  August 9, 2017

              Bloody hell where did Bridges get his accent from?

              “Impordint, moi, toime, dramatic roise, kilometta ” -was he ejucaydid boy en ozzy robot??

  9. Blazer

     /  August 9, 2017

    from his hero….Nu Zilders…..

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