Mr Jones says going Green is wrecking Labour.
“I’ve never ever subscribed to the notion that the only way Labour would be strong is by ‘greening’ itself, so we are some sort of version of the Tasmanian Green Party. I never agreed with that.”
Mr Jones says Labour would never elect him leader, that Labour has gone too left and left him.
“The test over whether brand Labour is a broad church will rest in the breath of the September vote. Lose no sleep over doubting whether that is the truth.”
So it’s goodbye to the man they call Jonesy and haere ra to Mr Jones. He crusies off into the Pacific, but his parting shot could not be clearer.
The once broad church that housed people like him is becoming so increasingly narrow that it risks being punished in the polls.
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