Rob Hosking describes the politicians’ initiated referendum as a bogus branding exercise for the Green Party.
If this is their brand it’s a bad one.
It says they’re a party that:
* subverted the citizens’ initiated referendum process and turned it into a politicians’ one, funded by taxpayers.
* doesn’t care about wasting the $9 million, or more, it will cost for the referendum which will change nothing.
* is still focussed on debating an issue which was decided in the election nearly two years ago.
The Greens have been starved of publicity since the focus went on Labour and its leadership.
The referendum has got them back in the news, but this bogus branding exercise isn’t good news for them or the taxpayers who are funding it.