The vital signs have been hard to distinguish for months, but the corpse of the Progressive Party has stirred again.
It’s re-registered as a political party even though its leader told members to join the Labour Party.
Is there any reason for doing so apart from allowing Jim Anderton to get the extra funding as a party leader while he campaigns to be Chrsitchurch mayor?
That it’s managed to come up with the 500 members required for registration is evidence the bar is set far too low.
If the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association has 39,700 members, surely it’s not expecting too much to require a group which might end up in parliament to have at least a couple of thousand members?