Wednesday, December 21, 2011

No abstention

As expected, the Greens have responded to John Key's demand for vassalage with a polite "fuck off and die". And given the contents of today's speech from the throne, its not surprising. Through its mouthpiece, it promised the weakening of environmental protections, the gutting of the ETS, more mining and drilling, as well as privatisation, more inequality, and more cruelty towards both the poor and those in the power of the state. This is the exact opposite of what the Greens stand for, and therefore they couldn't support a government promising such savagery to remain in power. They'll still explore ways they can work together, on the few positive things National plans to do, but the general approach will be one of opposition.