Green pot calls brown kettle red

Who said:

“. “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.

4 Responses to Green pot calls brown kettle red

  1. Rimu says:

    Russel Norman has apologised and clarified his earlier statements at


  2. robertguyton says:

    A politician, apologising!
    Unheard of!
    Greens eh – far too honest!


  3. gravedodger says:

    The far left votes didn’t so much find a home when the Alliance split, the most radical left wing socialists realised they would have absolutely zero impact on the New Zealand political scene even with the enormous opportunities available under MMP, as a stand alone group so they insinuated themselves into the Green Teepee and proceeded to dilute the environmental group’s appeal to the New Zealand electorate as represented by Ms Fitzsimons. As that group have realised the damage that the communists and radical socialists are doing to the Green Brand and have tried to move them out, Bradford, Sykes, McCarten et al have jumped on Hone’s BMFO party with such alacrity that Hone is almost buried with his brown supremacist ideology.
    Its great theater for me, so much more entertaining than the surgery being performed on the ACT Party.


  4. robertguyton says:

    Surgery of the Dr Frankenstein sort.


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