“. “I mean, who wants to relive the battles of the 1980s and 1990s? We’re in 2011 for God’s sake. We need a progressive force that actually deals with where we are now, not tries to refight the 1980s and 1990s. . . “
and about whom?
It could easily have been someone in National criticising Labour MPs who have a penchant for talking about the “failed” policies of the 80s and 90s.
But it was Green co-leader Russel Norman about the Mana Party.
It is very much a case of the green pot calling the brown kettle red because the Greens are pretty red too.
Mana might be more extreme in some areas but it would be hard to see much difference between it and the Greens on many areas of policy.
The Green Party has been the home for far left votes since the Alliance split and they could well bleed votes to Mana if it manages to make any traction.