Could a Labour-Green-NZ First Government work?

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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Two’s company, three’s a crowd – except under MMP, where it’s called a coalition. Even if your fellow leaders are people you would not willingly take so much as an elevator ride with. Which is why the body language recently when Labour, the Greens and New Zealand First called a joint press conference, was so excruciating. David Shearer and Russel Norman sat close together, modelling the supposed natural fit of Labour and Green – but their determinedly fierce smiles betrayed the underlying discomfort of the exercise. “See, we’re happy! Really!” was not the optimal demeanour for ...

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